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Old 08-05-2004, 09:02 AM   #16
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So why did Bono get in trouble, he didn't tell anyone to go f*ck themself, or shove it, just that getting an award was more than brilliant.

Ah so if Bono were an elected official, it'd be okay to swear.
no,

bono was broadcast on public airwaves when he spoke. the fcc, as appointed arbiter of those airwaves, is responsible for their regulations being followed.

agree with the fcc's actions or not, that is the rationale. if dick cheney tells anyone to f anything at the republican convention while it is broadcast, precedent states the fcc would be involved. whether that would ever be the case...
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I agree with what you said indra. It's nice to see that he stands behind her no matter what.
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"Shove it" ... "Go f*** yourself" ... my goodness people.

Who among us hasn't said these things in the midst of a heated discussion at one time or another.

Heaven forbid in a time when candidates (and their spouses and their children) are armed with talking points that they have one moment of humanity.

Unless lack of poise becomes a consistent problem, I think that a minor outbursts like this amount to a whole lot of nothing.
Agreed.

Also, thrillme, personally, I don't think Bono should've gotten flak for his words, either. I think this constant freak out people in this country have over these kinds of slip ups from anybody, famous or not, elected official or not, is ridiculous and hypocritical, because, as JessicaAnn said, we're all guilty of this kind of thing, so none of us have any high horse to stand on.

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I think we are missing the issue by focusing on the "offensive" response. To me, the issue is whether one who injects themselves into a campaign should reasonably be expected to explain their statements.
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To me, the issue is whether one who injects themselves into a campaign should reasonably be expected to explain their statements.
yes they should.

i am not intimately aware of the situation but is her defense not that the reporter doing the questioning, in her opinion and supposedly based on past experiences, had no intention at all of being fair to her?

if so, then i guess ones evaluation would, in part, have to consider the journalist and their intentions. while those running for public office should be expected to argue their position, im of the opinion extreme cases can exist where no reasonable discourse will occur and, if so, a person could remove themselves-or get really pissed off.
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