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Do We Really Need 24/7 News Coverage?  
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

This is an issue that is bugging me just slightly. But do we need to have constant round the clock war coverage on the 24-hour news networks, plus all of the broadcast networks. With the current pace of the action there is not much news, really just a bunch of correspondants and analysts speculating what it going on, whilst watching "Live from Bagdad" in the background. Honestly I would much rather have my regular programing not be preempted to cover what might be happening. If something happens then cut in. Otherwise let the soilders and airmen do their job. War should not be made into a spectactor event.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

The propaganda machine must work 24h at 24h  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAmericanmd80 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Totally agree...even mtv is having war stuff on there....I can't stand all of it, all the channels are showing the same thing...infrared views of baghdad. it's interesting, until they say the same thing over and over again....oh well...its a sad time and hopefully the outcome will be good..

joe
americanmd80



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Just to clarify... I am all for having an informed public, and the level of access that the international press is getting is unprecedented. BUT... sometimes their just isn't news and I would like to watch Friends and Scrubs tonight... they can preempt Will and Grace though  Laugh out loud.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

No


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User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

DesertJets: I couldn't agree with you more...

User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Just as war helps an economy out of recession, it also helps the networks boost their profits.  Wink/being sarcastic

But I agree. Last night, out of 5 stations on free-to-air, all 5 (ABC, 7, 9, 10 and SBS) has continuous coverage. It was a total pain in the arse...NO FOOTY SHOW!!


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Yeah Im starting to get sick of this..

All local broadcast stations here (ABC, CBS, FOX, UPN, NBC) are all carrying war coverage. Even both PBS stations we get are carrying a live feed of BBC News. Hell, even CBET Windsor 9 CBC is carrying war coverage. All of this in addition to the 24-hour news stations.. Its crazy.



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1287 times:


People want the 24/7 news coverage, I went to the gym last night, and when the time was up, people dropped the weights and ran to the TV.

Tried to get a beer at Hooters, and they wanted to watch the news coverage as well, sheesh Tits, Ass, and Bombs what a combo.

Hell, wife called me from the road and wanted to know if they bombing started.

Sad, but people want the coverage, personally, I wish they would reduce the coverage, the media is giving the people what they want.

Wishing all the best to the all of the armed forces and hope they complete their assigned missions and return safely.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16282 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Then don't watch the war.

"Green Acres" is on at 5pm ET here in Toronto.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

I like 24 hour coverage. This may sound twisted but I actually look forward to getting home from work and watching the War on TV Big grin


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineBromma1968 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

The 24/7/365 'news' wave is about Propaganda!. What we get is what the big guys wants us to now as information. Propaganda!

Anders Nilsson


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
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Yes we do need it.

Going to war is the biggest decision a country can make, war IS big, and it's big news and every war goes down in the history books. Unexpected things can happen in a war, events move on quickly, and viewers will watch it.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineDeltaownsall From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

I think we need it on at least one channel...but I am really getting sick of all four of the major networks (fox, nbc, abc, cbs) cancelling regular programming just to show exactly the same thing as the regular "round-the-clock" news networks. This is a petty concern, but just like desertjets I was looking forward to Scrubs/Friends tonight  Big grin

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

Yeah, war shouldn't be a spectator event. We just got digital cable, and right now I'm looking at 178 channels of war coverage. I want to watch the Simpsons. Bush said for us to go about our lives as normal, so let me watch the simpsons like I do every night.

User currently offlineDeltaownsall From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

well what do u know...I guess we will get to see Friends/Scrubs  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

At least the thursday night line up on NBC is on  Big thumbs up But no Smackdown WWE wrestling on  Sad


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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

if you people watch it, they'll keep producing it.

George



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Isn't that what they said about Friends too???

Anyways, it is nice that the networks decided to run their regular line-ups tonight. Though I suppose if there was large scale action that would have been a different story.

It seems like war has become the newest reality series.

Oh, and Scrubs, as usual, was good tonight.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

You can always drop a VCR or a DVD in the machine and watch a movie or something; or read a book; or just leave the boob tube off.

And remember, not everyone works a 9 to 5 job. I work from 12pm to 830pm, and when I get home, and after the kids are in bed, I'd like to see what's been going on with MY fellow countrymen who are in a war. Same with Joe Sixpack working the graveyard shift at the Ford plant or something like that.

It's on 24/7, but you don't have to watch it 24/7, so why does anyone care?


User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

I think the news networks are kinda disapointed right now that the war is not as tense as first thought. The war that we were suppose to see or they thought we were going to see what one we have never seen before. It's only been two days we dont know what the war planners have planned.

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