Bush talks at 9pm Wed 09/24

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  1. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Party has nothing to do with it, I'm a fervent anti-Bush guy. But when the economy's going through crap we haven't heard of since the Depression, I've got no problem with the president stepping up and taking 15 minutes to talk to the nation. And seriously, how many presidential addresses have ever been memorable? 3? And you might not care, but others do.

    But damn it, he's cutting into America's Next Top Model. This is bullsh*t! :rolleyes:
     
  2. andyf

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    You know the new season of LJ doesn't start this week, right? Maybe you are still recording reruns of last season.
     
  3. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Sure it does.
     
  4. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    I assume that's supposed to be 11:50 P.M. to 12:20 A.M. for "Nightline."

    Don't worry, I know it's hard to type and tear your hair out at the same time. :D
     
  5. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    Something like that. I just "cut and paste". I'll ask for clarification.

    If you see my avatar, you'll see I have no hair to pull. On the other hand, the person who originally wrote this up.....
     
  6. andyf

    andyf Well-Known Member

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    I was wrong. Too many shows in TDL is my excuse.

    Sorry!
     
  7. Johncv

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    Padding may not do any good because the news people will analyze the speech for the next 20 minutes.
     
  8. dswallow

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    A 15 minute speech in prime time isn't going to help the economy.

    A 15 minute speech where he offers absolutely nothing new we haven't heard in the news for a week is definitely not going to help the economy.

    The networks should be refusing to continually do this kind of coverage; they should develop a rotating pool system so each presidential prime time speech is covered and aired live by one network. I don't think I've seen or heard of a presidential speech during prime time during my lifetime that needed to be live and immediate and reaching out to the maximum sized audience. Well, maybe 9/11 and announcements concerning how the air travel system was being shut down for a few days, et. al. might possibly be the closest good reason for coverage like that -- though even then, it's not like people could do anything right then anyway about it, and it's not like news coverage wasn't mostly continuous already, so there wasn't much to break in to.
     
  9. kas25

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    I respectfully disagree. While a 15 minute speech won't fix the economy, it can help to assuage peoples fears and explain to them what is going on. Most people aren't like me in that they don't watch CNBC every day. They see headlines that the gov't is giving away $700 billion of their own money and that can lead to irrational behavior and opinions by uninformed people. A 15 minute speech by the President can help to explain why we need (or many believe we need) to provide temporary support to liquidity markets.
     
  10. dswallow

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    You don't need to watch CNBC all day every day. One article. One news report on television news. One article online. Take your pick. Read or watch it and you now have more information than 15 minutes of speech reading by the lame duck president is going to give you.
     
  11. kas25

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    Except the average American doesn't watch or read the news. If the President can interrupt Dancing with the Stars for 15 minutes to educate millions, that's not a bad thing.
     
  12. dswallow

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    If they'd simply have had Bush dancing (literally rather than just figuratively), that'd have been different.
     
  13. Sparty99

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    The crux of the issue I've got is that people are complaining that their shows are getting disrupted because the president is speaking, and that to me is just an extremely sad state of affairs (and I like TV as much as anyone). And as for your suggestion about a rotating the speech's on the networks, ABC would be pretty pissed if they got an update on Iraq interrupting their Thursday night lineup while NBC gets the invasion interrupting The Biggest Loser. There are things that are well worth complaining about with network television; this isn't one of them.
     
  14. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    please try and keep the political leanings of Ninjas out of forum threads. Thank You.




    ;)
     
  15. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    Consumer confidence is a major component of the economy. Polling that right no would be rather pointless and something was needed to reach many people who perhaps just watch TV news and only get a part of what is happening and mainly the panic part at that. you were not the main target audience last night. The main target audience would just flip channels if they could.

    *full disclosure - I would sign a petition to revoke Bush's citizenship. ;)
    and we did see something we have not seen in 6 years. A Presidential looking and sounding Bush. No goofy grins or chuckles, no odd pronunciations. Just straight up explanations that I found remarkably clear and easy to follow and the reasons for quick action and why his proposal needs to roll now. He ended with a very bipartisan appreciation of the work being done on the deal and how both sides are getting their input into the measure.

    All in all I think that speech was the best response on anything this administration has faced and did much to calm things down and restore a bit of balance for everyone.
     
  16. sieglinde

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    I am the Queen of the Bush haters and I thought the speech was appropriate. TV is just not that iimportant to cry about missing your favorite shows.
     
  17. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    BS. The media created these fears to begin with. Seriously, if it wasn't for the media telling everyone there's a problem with the economy, nobody would even know.
    The only financial complaint I have is $3+ gas, and that's old news, and not worth talking about.
    So some big mega-billions$ banks got greedy, and tried to bilk their borrowers for more interest$ than they can afford. F'em. Serves them right. Don't bail them out with my tax dollars. Let em go down in flames. Better yet, throw a little gas on the fire.
     

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