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Mihail VIP Member

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#11 14 years ago
X-CNo, it is to hide boobs and cussing. We do not censor stuff for being violent or too informative, we censor stuff for having too much cussing or nudeness and things like that. I am all for censoring TV, but some programs deserve to be shown. I can't really understand why they sue millions of bucks off big cable networks. Greedy little bastards.

What's the point of hiding the human body or things as simple as words? Why censor the middle finger? Why blur mouths while cursing? is it to hide cursing from mute adults? or do mute kids pick cursing up on their own by reading lips?




FireSphere

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#12 14 years ago

While I can understand the need to have standards of acceptable content on television and radio, I'm not sure whether we actually need to "legislate" what is acceptable. If a television station were repeatedly found to be offensive, the people would simply stop watching it (except the perverted people who like that sort of thing). And how come if you buy an HBO package, you are allowed to hear "fuck" and see nudity, but you aren't allowed with other cable television packages? What makes "normal" cable TV any different than "premium" cable TV?

No, it is to hide boobs and cussing.

Ah, just like John Ashcroft tries to hide boobs (on statues)? The FCC should have one and only one duty: to protect people's liberty to communicate.




J-Dub'

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#13 14 years ago

The fact that its more accesable to a broader range of people.




WiseBobo

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#14 14 years ago

The FCC really tried to deny history this past Thursday.

Don't deny the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of men, especially on Veteran's Day for Christ's sake.

Sure, censor a tit here, a "fuck" there, but don't deny the Veterans.

To quote Zell Miller:

"It is the soldier who gives the freedom of the press, not the reporter. It is the soldier".




Jeff Über Admin

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#15 14 years ago

Saving Private Ryan was a great movie, one which should not be censored on a holiday to remember those who had fallen for our country. Trying to block out certain pictures from being shown may sound just, but in reality it's not.

Censoring a movie that depicts a war that was both epic and bloody deprives people of the reality of what it's like in War. They tried their very best to make it as accurate to real battles as possible (so much that my uncle, who served during the Korean War, started remembering those he had left behind).

I agree that certain things must not be shown at certain times as it's innappropriate for children, however letting them see and understand what it's like in wartime may help avert the future generations from wanting to start it so badly, (like these damned baby boomer arrogant twits that are currently running the country).

Obviously, I'm not saying we should expose all youth to these images, and the younger children should be in bed before it starts anyway. But this is where a parents responsibility comes in and they decide if their child should watch it or not. For those that do, hopefully it lets them see that wartime isn't a video game, but rather something very ugly and should never happen to begin with.


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#16 14 years ago

I hate to sound like a suckup, but you've got it right on, nOe.




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#17 14 years ago

this is slightly off topic, although still about the fcc. if you look on the back electronic products(game boy, cd player etc.) it says some thing like this: this device complies with part 15 of fcc rules. operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. this device cannot cause harmfull interference and 2. this product must accept any interference received, including interference that could cause undesired operation:wtf: why the fuck should it have to accept harmful interference? imo its so the government can send you subliminal messages through your game boy




NiteStryker

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#18 14 years ago

http://gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=159024

I made that thread days ago about this same topic.

My feeling is that SPR is the greatest movie ever made (disagree with me in the movie forum if u want)..it shows the true horrors of war. To show it edited is a sin.

Its all about politicial correctness. If you dont want to see people dieing or fighting or getting killed, dont watch it. CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!!!




yod@

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#19 14 years ago

isnt there a new controversy over the ad about desperate housewives or something?




FireSphere

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#20 14 years ago

Haha, I saw the commercial for desperate housewives...I was like "Holy shit, they're showing porn tonight!" :rolleyes: