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    Stop the FCC

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    please sign the petition...radio and TV work simply...if you don't like it, change the channel or turn it off rather than demand that the goverment dictates what can go on air.
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    Re: Stop the FCC

    Links to "This is the placeholder for domain ionclan.net. If you see this page after uploading site content you probably have not replaced the index.html file. "

    If you don't like the FCC, you need to change the President who put the current crop of commissioners there. The majority were put there by this administration and they get their marching orders from the top.

    Once you pay attention to this stuff for awhile, you see that the pendulum of TV controversy swings between "sex" and "violence." The Clinton FCCs were too busy looking for ways to make money from selling the public airwaves to worry about sexy content. They did give us the "V" chip, though. I'm guessing the AWOL site is worked up about the furor over indecency. This too shall pass.

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    Link worked just fine for me...
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    Internet petitions are useless. Legislatiors pay not attention to them whatsoever, because it takes no effort on the part of the signee to add their name. Furthermore, it's not horribly difficult to fake a list.

    If you want to effect some change, sit down and write a snail-mail letter to your representative. A hand-written letter with a signature at the bottom of it is worth ten thousand internet signatures.
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    Ravenlord, are you in favor of *no* controls being placed on what can and cannot be broadcast on radio and TV broadcast networks?

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    Re: Stop the FCC

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    Ravenlord, are you in favor of *no* controls being placed on what can and cannot be broadcast on radio and TV broadcast networks?
    yep (well, anything short of porn). i follow the Sensible Don plan...if you don't like it, change the channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord
    yep (well, anything short of porn)...
    How would you define "porn"? I guess where I'm headed with this is, if you're willing to draw a line, any line, on what is unacceptable, then how is that any different than those who would draw that line a lot more conservatively? Where does censorship begin and end?

    Not trying to paint you into a corner, btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord
    yep (well, anything short of porn). i follow the Sensible Don plan...if you don't like it, change the channel.
    That would work if everybody were adults. However, the reason is because of the children.

    I mean, how easy is it to get a radio and headphones and listen to Howard Stern or Bob and Tom in the morning? Just turn on the radio and set it to the frequency.

    Do I think Stern should be taken off the air? Absolutely not, it violates what this country was based upon. However, I dont believe that it should be easily accessible to where little ears can listen.

    The solution? Get all of the smut off AM and FM radio, as well as local TV(or put it on between midnight and 5 AM), and move it to XM, Sirius, cable, and DirecTv.

    That way, you can choose to buy it if you believe you can moderate it. Block the channels you dont want your kids watching and listening to.

    I am a Christian, but I am very disturbed at seeing some of the people who cry to the FCC everytime something goes wrong. If people were more concerned about the souls of the unsaved and the strayed who were listening or watching the garbage on mainstream and would focus on winning them to Christ, this wouldnt be an issue, and the likes of Howard Stern would be off the air due to lack of ratings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed
    The solution? Get all of the smut off AM and FM radio, as well as local TV(or put it on between midnight and 5 AM), and move it to XM, Sirius, cable, and DirecTv.

    But there has to be a free outlet to this stuff! :mhcky21:

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    Bloomberg

    Sinclair to Preempt `Nightline' on ABC Stations, Cites Politics
    April 29 (Bloomberg) -- Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. ordered its ABC affiliates to preempt tomorrow's broadcast of ``Nightline,'' which will air the names and photos of U.S. military personnel who have died in combat in Iraq, saying the move is politically motivated.

    ``Despite the denials by a spokeswoman for the show, the action appears to be motivated by a political agenda designed to undermine the efforts of the United States in Iraq,'' the company said in a faxed statement. Sinclair, which owns 62 U.S. television stations, said ABC is disguising political statements as news content.

    Nightline anchor Ted Koppel will read the names of the more than 500 members of the U.S. armed forces killed in Iraq as their photos air in pairs, the network has said. Their names, ranks, branches of service, hometowns and ages will be listed under the photos. The entire broadcast will be devoted to reading the names.

    The 30-minute program airs at 11:35 p.m. New York time on ABC, a unit of the Walt Disney Co. It will include those certified as killed in action by the Pentagon between March 19, 2003, and the date of the broadcast. Because of the list's size, Nightline will only be able to devote seconds to each casualty, executive producer Leroy Sievers said Tuesday.

    Sinclair owns stations affiliated with ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, WB and UPN in 39 markets.

    In an e-mailed statement, ABC said the broadcast ``is an expression of respect which simply seeks to honor those who have laid down their lives for this country.''
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    Sinclair's disgusting. Quite a few of their top execs have contributed the max to GW. Shocking, I know.

    Where are the people questioning this company's patriotism? They won't allow ABC to honor the people who've given their lives in Iraq in the last twelve months so I think that's fair game.
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    If Sinclair tried to pull that stunt in a city with a big military presence, like the one I live in, there'd be a huge local fuss about it. I wonder if Sinclair news departments are getting pressure to play down stories on local casualties?

    Apparently, a couple of Sinclair competitors decided to take advantage of Sinclair's move.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1000501439
    At least one Fox television affiliate, WHNS in Greenville, South Carolina, was planning to take the broadcast feed in place of Sinclair-owned station WLOS in nearby Winston-Salem.

    "I think the viewers are very smart and can make their own decisions once the program airs,'' WHNS news director Micah Johnson told Reuters.

    Also taking the "Nightline'' feed was ABC Radio affiliate KTRS in St. Louis, Missouri, another market where Sinclair was preempting the program. Others were expected to follow suit, a network spokeswoman said.
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    the action appears to be motivated by a political agenda designed to undermine the efforts of the United States in Iraq,'' the company said in a faxed statement.
    Political agendas cut both ways.
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    We have two locally owned Sinclair stations (one ABC, one Fox) and they announce the death of every Ohioan.

    Sinclair is free to do this as they own the station. Geesh.

    Sinclair isnt denying ABC's right to "honor the dead". Its just not allowing ABC to "Vietnamitize the Iraq war" on their airwaves. They can find another outlet which some have done.

    Free speech doesnt mean the right to be heard.

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    Sinclair is denying the families of the war dead in their markets the chance to see the picture and hear the name of their loved one on a national broadcast. If ABC were running this show every week, I think the politicization argument would hold more water.


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