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CBS stands for "Celebrity Broadcast Standards"
CBS-TV, Drudge Report | 2/4/04 | OrdinaryAverageGuy

Posted on 02/04/2004 3:23:27 AM PST by OrdinaryAverageGuy

Okay...I'm up to 73 times and still counting. That's how many times I saw the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl halftime "exposure" on broadcast television. Granted, it was repeated over and over in slow motion as the morning shows were talking it up.

Funny how comments like "it was disgusting" was interlaced with loop after loop of the "fashion malfunction."

This from the same people who told us all that the footage of the World Trade Center towers falling on 9/11 is just "too terrible to watch".

The media has hypocracy down to a science.

Now, one of the ring leaders in the continual degradation of society, CBS says it will "implement additional measures to enhance broadcast standard protections for Sunday's Grammy Awards."

Yeah...I bet they will.

While this move sounds appropriate on the surface, I look at this as new license for desperate entertainers to exercise even more frivolity. You know good and well that some of these bums just can't wait to make it up on stage so they can have their turn at revitalizing their failing careers.

CBS has made it clear that it will "edit out any inappropriate and unexpected events" from the Grammy coverage. They claim that they will be using new technology to delete both inappropriate audio and video footage from the show using a five second delay.

Think about it...does this not give a free pass to low-life entertainers to cut loose and really let go? Sure, they know going in that whatever the hell they do on stage will be cut and it will still get coverage somewhere...most likely on one of CBS/Viacom's sister networks like MTV or VH1.

It's a form of artistic martyrdom. They still accomplish what they wanted without having to answer to anyone.

Thankfully, if we choose to watch the Grammys (why bother) we won't have to put up with quite the embarrassment of last Sunday night. Still, it should embarrass and shame all of us the total lack of humility, civility and decency some of these so-called entertainers can't wait to show us these days.

And by announcing ahead of time the racy parts of this Sunday's Grammy Awards show will be cut, it gives these people plenty of time to plan what kind of push-the-limit, over-the-top performance they can come up with.

I only wish they'd put that much effort into their music.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cbs; grammys; janetjackson; tv

1 posted on 02/04/2004 3:23:28 AM PST by OrdinaryAverageGuy
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To: OrdinaryAverageGuy
The dirty secret is that celebs on MTV have already been cutting loose with sex and profanity on the Music and Movie Awards. They know it will give them a bump in the news and that MTV edits down the shows for reruns anyway.
2 posted on 02/04/2004 1:57:10 PM PST by weegee
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I grew up watching MTV in the '80s, when videos were all about who could use the most technological tricks. It seemes then that music videos actually had plots - except for videos utilizing concert footage - and they were fun and harmless. Nowadays it's all about who can cram the most sex and/or violence into a three-minute block. I haven't watched MTV since 1989. The above-mentioned comments describe my secondary reason for not having watched MTV in 15 years. The main reason, though, is that music, in general, took a nose-dive in 1989. It takes very little talent to operate a synthesizer, and that's all music is these days. I'd like to hear other opinions on this.
3 posted on 02/04/2004 9:54:02 PM PST by ECTO_1 (The Day the Music Died)
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