Does It Take Pornography To Get People Talking About Broadcast News?

from the sex-sells dept

To give television news broadcasts a gritty, live-from-the-studio feel, an anchor will sometimes appear with a bank of barely-viewable video screens behind him. But the screens did not go unnoticed, recently, when a Swedish news broadcast inadvertently showed a pornographic movie in the background. The story shows how dissimilar the US media is from Sweden's; the movie was showing on a normal cable channel at night after the staffers forgot to change the channel. And while such an event in the US would prompt an inundation of complaints to the FCC (even if many are bogus), not a single Swedish viewer complained, with all inquiries over the mistake coming from the media. That being said, perhaps doing this again could be a real ratings boon, as traditional media goes down the trail originally blazed by the Naked News.


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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 4:27pm

    Yet another reason to become an expatriate.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 8:54pm

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      If you're that much of a fairweather patriot, get the hell out anyway. :P Either uneducated, mindlessly educated, or 'peace at all costs' lefty pinko.

      that said, while not being so freely a traitor as that nut, it WOULD be nice for a little free pr0n after-hours. TV's dont get virii.. at least.. i dont think they do..

      Ha, imagine that! Watch TV for the pr0n, but turn to bittorrent to catch all my regular shows. There's irony there, somewhere, I think.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 4:45pm

    America is just far more puritianical than sweden, plus so many people here lovvve to complain

     

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    dorpus, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 5:21pm

    The Religion of Sex

    Europeans live under the tyranny of sex they call "freedom". Why the obsession with primitive instincts?

     

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      Wizard Prang, Aug 22nd, 2006 @ 7:00am

      Primitive instincts...

      Like violence?

      How many murders does a typical American see before the age of eighteen?

      But show them a little bit of skin and people get all upset...

      Seems to me that we have our priorities just a little muddled.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 6:01pm

    Has anyone actually sat and thought about what dorpus looks like? Who is the man behind all the absurd comments? Or perhaps woman? Young? Old? ... I bet it wouldn't like whatever image we have conjured up though... ^.^

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 8:58pm

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      Perhaps 'dorpus' is actually many people; anyone who wants can type in 'dorpus in 'name', and perhaps several do when they think up some odd, logically twisted statement that they hope just confounds the rest of us.. a community persona of inanity?

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 7:21pm

    just think someone like wolf blitzer or o'riely naked...ewwww

     

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    dorpus, Aug 21st, 2006 @ 10:35pm

    Accually, being UNDER a sex tyrant might not be so bad..

     

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    Sanguine Dream, Aug 22nd, 2006 @ 5:27am

    Of course...

    Something like this would have been all over media if it happened on an American news station and someone would have been fired to show that the station was thinking of the children.

     

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    jsaltz, Aug 22nd, 2006 @ 3:43pm

    Ewww... this is an abomination.

     

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