South Park episode pulled after complaints

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  1. Dec 30, 2005 #61 of 186
    busyba

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    Silly boy.. they don't count. ;)


    So the word of the Pope isn't good enough for you? Isn't he supposed to be infallible? [​IMG]
     
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    jeff125va

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    I'm also in the "if you don't like it, don't watch it" camp. But there are content standards enforced by the cable networks all the time. If companies won't sponsor a show because their customers won't buy their products if they sponsor a show that offends them, then we can't expect the network to run the show. If they made an episode about me that portrayed me that offensively, I'd use whatever influence I had to keep it from getting on the air. If it bothered me, I could refuse to buy from companies that sponsor it, and I could encourage like-minded people to do the same. If I can get persuade enough people so that it will matter to the sponsors and therefore the network, they might consider my request. That's all that's going on here - no government censorship (in this case at least, that I'm aware of) or fascism, just people with more influence than you convincing the network not to run the episode. Yeah, the outcome might suck, but some people here are misrepresenting how that outcome is being effected.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2005 #63 of 186
    dswallow

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    Just remember, if you're successful getting one thing you dislike removed, someone else might be successful getting something they dislike removed, but you would've liked it, and now you're not gonna have it.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2005 #64 of 186
    busyba

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    "First they came for South Park, but I wasn't a South Park fan; so I said nothing...."
     
  5. Dec 30, 2005 #65 of 186
    latrobe7

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    I was offended by "Jackass" in all it's incarnations. Therefore I wouldn't watch.
     
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    lee espinoza

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    Dam I not that crazy to think he's infallible. :rolleyes:


    Why is everybody ganging up on me?
     
  7. Dec 30, 2005 #67 of 186
    dswallow

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    Because you're more fun when you're surrounded by a bunch of guys?


    :D
     
  8. Dec 30, 2005 #68 of 186
    bigcb37

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    Its a saterical CARTOON...people need to get over this stuff. Whats the worst thing that could happen after viewing this ep? South Park rips on everyone...they blasted Scientology earlier this season too...and if the Scientologists are not complaining (or suing) then the Catholics really need to look in the mirror.

    I am so sick of all the politically correct, easily offended people complaining. Its South Park! What did you expect. There has been much worse material on this show.
     
  9. Dec 30, 2005 #69 of 186
    busyba

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    I never thought I'd see the day when the $cieno's were the reasonable ones. :eek: :eek: :eek:




    please don't sue me....
     
  10. Dec 30, 2005 #70 of 186
    busyba

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    Get a room you two. :p
     
  11. Dec 30, 2005 #71 of 186
    lee espinoza

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    I think you are 100% right, I was offended but that does not mean the episode should be pulled!!!



    Americans don't have the right not to be offended.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2005 #72 of 186
    bgreen5

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    I wouldn't presume to address all people who have drinking problems with a single broad brush, but there's ample evidence that many alcoholics have become so as a result of self-medicating for anxiety disorders.

    Now, I don't know where things stand on classification of anxiety disorder these days... condition/disease/illness... but it's certainly a biochemical fact of life that has huge consequences for lots of people.
     
  13. Dec 30, 2005 #73 of 186
    jasoncarr

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    Just wait.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2005 #74 of 186
    busyba

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    No, they just had Cartman try to organize a second Holocaust. But I guess that's okay. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dec 30, 2005 #75 of 186
    busyba

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    I just went and watched the episode in question.



    The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights needs to get the sand out of its vagina.
     
  16. Dec 30, 2005 #76 of 186
    Spire

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    Mike Farrington and Pablo are correct; you completely misunderstood what I meant.

    If one in five religious people are Catholic, then four out of five religious people are not Catholic. Four out of five religous people -- that's many religious people, right? And they're not Catholic. Many religious people are not Catholic.

    I'm not sure why this is difficult to understand.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2005 #77 of 186
    dswallow

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    When some people see "religion" in a sentence they strive to take offense, usually without much thought.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2005 #78 of 186
    Spire

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    Ack -- let's not turn this into a religious discussion.
     
  19. Dec 30, 2005 #79 of 186
    Hansky

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    No one is telling you what you can and cannot watch, any more than you can dictate what Comedy Central decides to air.


    One more simplistic way to understand it is to consider that the people complaining to the network and the network are, generally speaking, exercising the same rights you are. If they are "fascist" by voicing their opinion, then so are you by making your post. It works both ways.

    That said, the term "fascist" really doesn't make much sense in this context.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2005 #80 of 186
    Zen98031

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    I'm not really all that worked up about it. If it were the Government stepping in and saying that this show could no longer be aired then I would be up in arms. If a private group exercises their consumer muscle and convinces a company to see things there way, well, that is how free enterprise works. Now if another group wants to organize and counter this with a complaint of their own and get the company to change it's mind then they are totally within their right to do so as well. I do not feel any of my rights are in danger because of this because it is exactly how free enterprise should work, without government interference.


    Mitch
     

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