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Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Chicago1871, Nov 18, 2004.
News anchor appears nude
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?
A relatively attactive woman sheds her clothes on air and you want to talk about journalism.
Did you even read the article? It's clear that you didn't otherwise you wouldn't be making these comments.
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)?
Yes, it's good journalism. You're all worked up because there was a nude woman.
You mean like Michaelangelo's 'David' or the Venus de Milo, or Boticelli's 'The Birth of Venus?" Those [non-respectable] works of art?
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.
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!
There were advisories because of people like you, the AFA and John Ashcroft.
...but mostly just you.
I'm not sure what the Argentine Futbol Asociacion has to do with any of this
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.
The term "steamer" keeps running though my head...
I am waiting for the reporter to apologize then be fired!
Yeah, wait for it.
If she's going to be fired, why apologize?
Seriously. In the middle of your last newscast, just rip open your blouse smile and say this is __________ signing off.
The real Naked News!
This has been working so well in Russia for years.
Do us a favor and hold your breath while you wait.
I wouldn't mind seeing her naked.
Where's the video? I want to judge for myself if it's obscene or not!!
Torquemada, aka Mel Brooks, and the rest of the Jesuits should have taken care of these Infidels:
Will you confess?
Will you revert?
Will you say yes?
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.
Dante: I sense you are letting this story get to you....relax...chill!
Weren't those the same people who all died and nobody knows what happened to them?
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.