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dominic_dice
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Posted - 10/31/2004 :  13:11:33  Show Profile Send dominic_dice a Private Message
Last night a show was on TV called Physic School. Because I was curious, I decided to watch it. It should have been funny:-
'Student' : "I sense guitars"
'Client' : Wow! My Uncle's Sister's Mother's Brother's Friend's Dog's Aunt used to play a guitar (it was actually a Brother's friend).
But it wasn't, mostly becuase they (TV station) were presenting it so seriously.
Do you think that there ought to be rules about what TV stations can claim to be truthful?

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filthy
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Posted - 10/31/2004 :  14:20:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by dominic_dice

Last night a show was on TV called Physic School. Because I was curious, I decided to watch it. It should have been funny:-
'Student' : "I sense guitars"
'Client' : Wow! My Uncle's Sister's Mother's Brother's Friend's Dog's Aunt used to play a guitar (it was actually a Brother's friend).
But it wasn't, mostly becuase they (TV station) were presenting it so seriously.
Do you think that there ought to be rules about what TV stations can claim to be truthful?

Nah. The loosly wrapped will believe what they want to believe regardless of what the toob tells them. And if these idiot shows were taken out, some good ones might follow them. Overkill is a tradition in today's media.

I would like to see John Edward among others exposed for the fraud he is, though and follow Miss Cleo into obscurity. A pity there's no programs devoted to that.



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Posted - 10/31/2004 :  14:21:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
Yeah, but if you require evidence for claims made you'll have to remove FOXNews from the airwaves and cable.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 10/31/2004 :  20:21:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dude

Yeah, but if you require evidence for claims made you'll have to remove FOXNews from the airwaves and cable.

What a novel idea... Let's go for it!

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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  07:03:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dude

Yeah, but if you require evidence for claims made you'll have to remove FOXNews from the airwaves and cable.



And you say that like it's a bad thing.

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Siberia
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  08:53:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
I still can't believe they took CNN en Espanől out to put FOXNews up (available on cable tv).

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dominic_dice
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/01/2004 :  11:11:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send dominic_dice a Private Message
I often watch Fox. It is interesting to compare how they present a story compared with how CNN show it (and occasionally BBC, but unless it's a big story the BBC will usually ignore the American stuff, for obvious reasons).

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