21218, RE: This is an issue of censorship|
Posted by Expertise, Thu Sep-28-00 06:59 PM
>They are not under any obligation
>to show the video, just
>as ABC, CNN, NBC, CBS
>do not have to air
>the presidential debates.
>but the press/media is supposed to
>be our 4th branch of
>govt. Their might be
>freedom of the press, but
>the presses are not free.
> In fact they are
>mighty expensive and serve the
>issues of big business more
>than they do the public.
4th branch? That's a new one to me....
You're right about the press serving multiple masters. However, the bottom line is ratings and sponsorships. If they feel the video will cause them to lose sponsorship, then why should they view the video regardless? Rebellion doesn't always pay the bills, you know.
Also, just as a tidbit, FOX and NBC will preempt the debates for the MLB playoffs. I guess baseball is more important than electing the most important leader of the world. Oh well.
> Although I
>>haven't seen it, nor even
>>listened to the song (I
>>did catch the lyrics on
>>OKP here somewhere), I'm sure
>>they didn't want to show
>>the video or play the
>>song for the simple fact
>>that it might create a
>>negative response in the black
>>community, aka "hip hop is
>>going too far".
>I find that hard to believe
>in light of the other
>videos that they normally play.
> I mention again the
>Triple 6 Mafia video glorifying
Hell, what part of hip hop doesn't glorify drug use (figuratively speaking)?
>>Also, one more thing. Artists
>>don't decide what is popular
>>among the public.
>That's right, corporate America decides, by
>ownership of all the channels
>to reach the mass of
Well I dunno what you do, but I think I can make those decisions on my own.
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Some of you still think America's a
democracy. Lemme break it down for
* Democracy: Three wolves and a sheep
vote on the dinner menu.
* Democratically Elected Republic: Three
wolves and 2 sheep vote on which sheep's
* Constitutional Republic: The eating of
mutton is forbidden by law, and the
sheep are armed.
The United States is a CONSTITUTIONAL
REPUBLIC. Not a democracy.
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