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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:24 pm

Madison wrote:Actually, it's started happening already. Comedy Central sometimes runs uncut movies after midnight. Like the South Park movie. Fully uncut. FX has to wait until after 9 central (or 8 eastern) to run The Shield due to some of the content. In either case, I'm totally cool with that and agree with Dray and everyone else, as people know ahead of time what they will be shown and they can choose to not watch.

Commercials during normal hours when kids and families are watching family shows and things (the Super Bowl is a perfect example) are a totally different animal.


Just a point of clarification: technically, FX and Comedy Central don't have to wait until after a certain time to air explicit content. They do so because they believe that their advertisers and viewers want them to (and, most likely they are correct in that belief). The FCC has no authority whatsoever over cable television. FX could show hardcore porn at 3:00 in the afternoon if they really wanted to.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:26 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:Now you think about it, Snickers may have made the commercial offensive on purpose, just so the media would talk about the commercial.


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Postby Madison » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:35 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
Madison wrote:Actually, it's started happening already. Comedy Central sometimes runs uncut movies after midnight. Like the South Park movie. Fully uncut. FX has to wait until after 9 central (or 8 eastern) to run The Shield due to some of the content. In either case, I'm totally cool with that and agree with Dray and everyone else, as people know ahead of time what they will be shown and they can choose to not watch.

Commercials during normal hours when kids and families are watching family shows and things (the Super Bowl is a perfect example) are a totally different animal.


Just a point of clarification: technically, FX and Comedy Central don't have to wait until after a certain time to air explicit content. They do so because they believe that their advertisers and viewers want them to (and, most likely they are correct in that belief). The FCC has no authority whatsoever over cable television. FX could show hardcore porn at 3:00 in the afternoon if they really wanted to.


Really? I could have sworn I read somewhere about FX and The Shield's time slot being late evening due to restrictions on the content. :-? Maybe someone told me that and I didn't read it after all. :-S

Cool though. Thanks for the info Art! ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:41 pm

Madison wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:
Madison wrote:Actually, it's started happening already. Comedy Central sometimes runs uncut movies after midnight. Like the South Park movie. Fully uncut. FX has to wait until after 9 central (or 8 eastern) to run The Shield due to some of the content. In either case, I'm totally cool with that and agree with Dray and everyone else, as people know ahead of time what they will be shown and they can choose to not watch.

Commercials during normal hours when kids and families are watching family shows and things (the Super Bowl is a perfect example) are a totally different animal.


Just a point of clarification: technically, FX and Comedy Central don't have to wait until after a certain time to air explicit content. They do so because they believe that their advertisers and viewers want them to (and, most likely they are correct in that belief). The FCC has no authority whatsoever over cable television. FX could show hardcore porn at 3:00 in the afternoon if they really wanted to.


Really? I could have sworn I read somewhere about FX and The Shield's time slot being late evening due to restrictions on the content. :-? Maybe someone told me that and I didn't read it after all. :-S

Cool though. Thanks for the info Art! ;-D


Arts right. only FCC controlled stations need follow any rules. cable stations don't
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:51 pm

Madison wrote:Really? I could have sworn I read somewhere about FX and The Shield's time slot being late evening due to restrictions on the content. :-? Maybe someone told me that and I didn't read it after all. :-S


That could very well be the case, but any restrictions are self-imposed, not regulated by the FCC. Generally, networks have a Standards and Practices division that decides that stuff. So what you read, or your friend told you was most likely true, it just wasn't because of federal regulators.
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Postby DK » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:54 pm

Madison wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
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deerayfan072 wrote:This is so ridiculous. This country is getting out of control with being PC and people being offended. Get over it


But muuuum....

That commercial is not funny...and I don't mean that in a PC way. It simply isn't all that funny.


Right but thats your opinion and others thought it was funny. I really have a problem with people being censored. I am very big into freedom of speech, rights etc. If a company wants to go with the ad why should we make them stop b/c some people feel offended?


It's a double edged sword. You say you support people's rights, so they have a right to show the commercial. How about the rights of those who don't want to see two guys kiss? Is it ok to trample those people's rights?

Makes no difference what they do with the commercial to me. I saw it, thought it to be stupid, and moved on. Not surprised people made a stink about it though. Knew it would happen. :-b


The only problem with that is that it is also a slippery slope. What about the rights of people who don't want to see a man and a woman kiss on screen? Ultimately, you can't respect everybody's beliefs. Rarely is a joke funny if it doesn't offend anyone.

My feeling on the entire thing is little more than *shrug*. They took back an ad, that was the end of it.

I did think the ad was funny though, and until reading this never thought twice about it (or how it might "offend" anyone). Didn't even cross my mind.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:11 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
Madison wrote:Really? I could have sworn I read somewhere about FX and The Shield's time slot being late evening due to restrictions on the content. :-? Maybe someone told me that and I didn't read it after all. :-S


That could very well be the case, but any restrictions are self-imposed, not regulated by the FCC. Generally, networks have a Standards and Practices division that decides that stuff. So what you read, or your friend told you was most likely true, it just wasn't because of federal regulators.


I assume that Comcast and Cox also have laws in their contracts which state certain things
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Postby APAP » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:49 pm

This is a joke, people need to get over it. So stupid. The Gay/Lesbian association or whatever it's called needs to realize the difference between something homophobic and something people just don't care to see.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:16 am

DK wrote:
Madison wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:This is so ridiculous. This country is getting out of control with being PC and people being offended. Get over it


But muuuum....

That commercial is not funny...and I don't mean that in a PC way. It simply isn't all that funny.


Right but thats your opinion and others thought it was funny. I really have a problem with people being censored. I am very big into freedom of speech, rights etc. If a company wants to go with the ad why should we make them stop b/c some people feel offended?


It's a double edged sword. You say you support people's rights, so they have a right to show the commercial. How about the rights of those who don't want to see two guys kiss? Is it ok to trample those people's rights?

Makes no difference what they do with the commercial to me. I saw it, thought it to be stupid, and moved on. Not surprised people made a stink about it though. Knew it would happen. :-b


The only problem with that is that it is also a slippery slope. What about the rights of people who don't want to see a man and a woman kiss on screen? Ultimately, you can't respect everybody's beliefs. Rarely is a joke funny if it doesn't offend anyone.

My feeling on the entire thing is little more than *shrug*. They took back an ad, that was the end of it.

I did think the ad was funny though, and until reading this never thought twice about it (or how it might "offend" anyone). Didn't even cross my mind.


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Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:20 am

Reading about all this reiterates the personal belief that the U.S. should be more like Holland, where no belief is sacred. ;-7 :-D

As for the ad, I didn't find it offensive. Kind of an awkward ad given the present times we live in where homosexuality seems to be both a taboo and a hot button topic. However, the ad seems relatively clean compared to other past commercials and of course, the stuff you find in Europe. I didn't find the entire ad to be funny...but I found myself laughing out loud at the last couple of frames where the guy was simply screaming, seemingly because of the "trauma" of seeing his friend's plucked chest hair in the latter's hand.

Personally, I think there's a good share of folks out there who will be offended by just about anything to the point that it's quite ridiculous. The pulling of a Snickers ad that seems to be lukewarm on the scale of offensiveness just shows that the public is moving to, what I feel is an alarming trend towards excessive political correctness.
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