Almost Makes You Want to Live in Cleveland

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Chicago1871, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    News anchor appears nude
     
  2. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Chicago... it's broadcast "Sweeps Week", which means these two-bit stations do anything for ratings... but I think a reporter dropping her dress goes hand-in-hand with Excellence in Journalism... What you think?
     
  3. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    A relatively attactive woman sheds her clothes on air and you want to talk about journalism.
     
  4. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    Did you even read the article? It's clear that you didn't otherwise you wouldn't be making these comments.
     
  5. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Blackburn Rovers FC
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    You think reporter participating in subject of her story is good journalism? You think producing this story in June and airing it now (during sweeps week) is good journalism? You think art involving obscenity is worthy of reporter covering it (again good journalism)? And finally, if nude art was respectable, why didn't they do shoot during normal times (rather then when photographed)?
     
  6. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    Yes, it's good journalism. You're all worked up because there was a nude woman.
     
  7. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    You mean like Michaelangelo's 'David' or the Venus de Milo, or Boticelli's 'The Birth of Venus?" Those [non-respectable] works of art?
     
  8. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
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    Columbus Crew
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    It's really not so bad here.

    When the nude photography was being taken, they had a huge photo on the front page of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. That wound a few people up. And few, if any of them, looked as good as Sharon.

    The local NBC affiliate is a two-bit station? Interesting.

    Oh, and another thing. If you are taking pictures of people lying in the street, don't you think it's better to take the pictures at 6 a.m. on a weekend, then say, rush hour?

    I have ITN on my ignore list and it really plains me that people quote it so frequently that basically the ignore function is worthless.
     
  9. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Blackburn Rovers FC
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    From the article cited:

    "WOIO news director Steve Doerr said the idea was to cover Tunick, a well-known artist, in a different way. Doerr said the story also was aimed at bringing in ratings during November sweeps when audiences are measured to set advertising rates. The station aired advisories before the piece..."

    If the story was about "real" art, why were advisiories issued? Perhaps next year they can throw reporter off bridge and watch her go splat! Should double ratings!
     
  10. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    There were advisories because of people like you, the AFA and John Ashcroft.
     
  11. servotron

    servotron New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    St Paul, MN
    ...but mostly just you.

    I'm not sure what the Argentine Futbol Asociacion has to do with any of this ;)
     
  12. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    I have lived in Cleveland (Strongsville) and not even a naked woman would make me want to live there again. ;)

    This is a silly topic but gets back to the roots, the creation of this nation, which I believe was based on some religious Puritan ideal that besides all the efforts to either downplay it or make it go away, is still alive and well.
     
  13. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
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    The term "steamer" keeps running though my head... :D
     
  14. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    I am waiting for the reporter to apologize then be fired!
     
  15. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
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    DC United
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    Yeah, wait for it.
     
  16. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    If she's going to be fired, why apologize?
     
  17. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
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    Seriously. In the middle of your last newscast, just rip open your blouse smile and say this is __________ signing off.
     
  18. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    The real Naked News!

    This has been working so well in Russia for years.
     
  19. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    Do us a favor and hold your breath while you wait.
     
  20. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
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    Arsenal FC
    I wouldn't mind seeing her naked.
     
  21. topcatcole

    topcatcole BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 26, 2003
    Washington DC
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    Where's the video? I want to judge for myself if it's obscene or not!! :D ;)
     
  22. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
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    Torquemada, aka Mel Brooks, and the rest of the Jesuits should have taken care of these Infidels:

    Will convert?
    NONONONO
    Will you confess?
    NONONONO
    Will you revert?
    NONONONO
    Will you say yes?
    NONONONO


    SEND IN THE NUNS!!!

    You're forgetting the Jamestown, VA people, they were more interested in cultivating tobacco cuz and reaping in profits due to the growing of tobacco in England was prohibited.
     
  23. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Blackburn Rovers FC
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    United States
    Dante: I sense you are letting this story get to you....relax...chill!
     
  24. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    Weren't those the same people who all died and nobody knows what happened to them?
     
  25. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
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    United States
    You're thinking Roanake. They were literally dumped off on those islands off Virginia in the 1500s. I believe Sir Francis Drake led the expedition, came back to resupply and found only "CROATOAN" scribbled onto one of the tree trunks.

    Jamestown, VA the first English speaking settlement, 1608, I think. The Spaniards were in Florida in the late 1500s.
     

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