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where did tv ethics go?

sweetdaddy

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okay.
i got into this in th sports forum.,....but i realized something that can be discussed here.

i found footage of the time CLINT MALARCHUK had his neck cut during a hcokey game.
listen to how the announcers don't pounce on the opportunity for exploitation, and watch how the tv camera's swing away from the injury. class!!! decency!!!

i gotta wonder what would happen these days if something like that happened?
probably give him his own reality show.

here's the link... (it's graphic, so be warned) (and i see the irony in me posting the link, but i am only posting it so you can see what i mean by how little you see, not by how much you see)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clint_Malarchuk
 

kuba

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umm, the clint malarchuk incident is 10+ years old.

what's your point?

that tv balks at showing a tit but has no problem showing a guy getting his head shot at on a regular 24 episode?

welcome to 2006. it's only going to get worse. thank god for the v-chip.
 

Sunshyne Jones

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i wondered where tv ethics went (not that they were particularly strong anyway) when i saw the ashley madison ads on city tv. it actually moved me to call in a complaint.
 
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sweetdaddy

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Originally posted by kuba
umm, the clint malarchuk incident is 10+ years old.

what's your point?

that tv balks at showing a tit but has no problem showing a guy getting his head shot at on a regular 24 episode?

welcome to 2006. it's only going to get worse. thank god for the v-chip.
1. i know it's old...i explained tha this is coming from a previous discussion in another forum...for which i was wondering the name of teh goalie who got injured because i heard it last night.

2. the name of the thread is "where did tv ethics go?"...hence, it was because this clip is 10+ years old, and that i felt they dealt with it quite well, that i asked myself...would they behave the same today?

3. i mentioned nothin about tits, or the argument about sex vs violence on tv. i was referring more to how, with LIVE tv, (and it's subsequent rise in popularity, and competitiveness these days) one can, on the spot, decide wether to exploit the situation at hand, or do what's right and respect the dignity of human beings.
in this case, both the announcers and the camera men wasted no time debating wether or not to show the horendous footage because it might boost ratings....they instantly panned away.

4. i know it's 2006 and that it is getting worse...hence why i titled the thread "where have tv ethics gone?"

***
so get your head out of your ass and learn to read.
 

sweetdaddy

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Originally posted by Boss Hog
Ethics wasn't profitable and we live in a free country!
good answer.


i think you are right.


do you think if this happened on tv today, they would zoom right in, or pan away?
 

Boss Hog

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Originally posted by sweetdaddy
good answer.


i think you are right.


do you think if this happened on tv today, they would zoom right in, or pan away?
They'd pan away to a shot of Britney driving her car with her kid in her lap. Then let the moral debate and consequent outrage ensue.
 
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kuba

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Originally posted by sweetdaddy
1. i know it's old...i explained tha this is coming from a previous discussion in another forum...for which i was wondering the name of teh goalie who got injured because i heard it last night.

2. the name of the thread is "where did tv ethics go?"...hence, it was because this clip is 10+ years old, and that i felt they dealt with it quite well, that i asked myself...would they behave the same today?

3. i mentioned nothin about tits, or the argument about sex vs violence on tv. i was referring more to how, with LIVE tv, (and it's subsequent rise in popularity, and competitiveness these days) one can, on the spot, decide wether to exploit the situation at hand, or do what's right and respect the dignity of human beings.
in this case, both the announcers and the camera men wasted no time debating wether or not to show the horendous footage because it might boost ratings....they instantly panned away.

4. i know it's 2006 and that it is getting worse...hence why i titled the thread "where have tv ethics gone?"

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so get your head out of your ass and learn to read.
Ok you're just a total fucking idiot with your response as to me having my ass up my head.

I'll respond later, if it's even worth my time. But to sum up: if you watch tv, instead of having YOUR head up YOUR ass, maybe this question:

.hence, it was because this clip is 10+ years old, and that i felt they dealt with it quite well, that i asked myself...would they behave the same today?

would be answered.
 

kuba

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hahaha skipper!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. there's a difference between a guy having his neck cut and tearing an MCL.
 
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kuba

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p.p.s. the tits i was referring to was janet jacksons (or have you been living under a rock), which is LIVE tv.
 

sweetdaddy

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Originally posted by kuba
p.p.s. the tits i was referring to was janet jacksons (or have you been living under a rock), which is LIVE tv.
keep trying kuba.

go back, read again.
you will see the light.

you try to hard.
 

Rataxès

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Originally posted by kuba
that tv balks at showing a tit but has no problem showing a guy getting his head shot at on a regular 24 episode?

welcome to 2006. it's only going to get worse. thank god for the v-chip.
"Show a naked breast on film and you receive an R- rating; cut it off with a sword and it is PG."

-Gore Vidal
 
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rounder

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sweetdaddy aren't you the same moron that posted here a while back that you were afraid of walking through the gay village in toronto because you thought you might catch aids and yet you're hung up on t.v. ethics?
 

sweetdaddy

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Originally posted by rounder
sweetdaddy aren't you the same moron that posted here a while back that you were afraid of walking through the gay village in toronto because you thought you might catch aids and yet you're hung up on t.v. ethics?
if i said such a thing.
it was either a typo of some sorts.
or i was kiddin in poor taste.

as for how ethical i am?
again, not the concern here.
i didn't even say i really cared if they were ethical or not. (although i think it classier to be nice...i myself am not always)
just curious about it.
 

MoFo

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Isn't the issue more about morals rather than ethics?
I always thought that the media and the entertainment business tries to distort our morals, not play with our ability to be objective viewers.

Morals would be what we see presented to us (therefore immediately takes the place of acceptable by the mass populace). There's a message in what we see. Sexuality, female (and nowadays male) objectification, gender supremecy, stereotype mongering, political agendas, racial representation, class representation blah blah blah.

While ethics would be whether or not these morals get presented to us or not.

So for me, the issue isn't that a black guy is being portrayed as a gang member shooting someone in a drug deal gone wrong. There's all sorts of immoral things happening there, no question.

But the real problem is that this is what black guys are often portrayed as on tv and in film and how problematic that is. THAT'S an issue of ethics.
 
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