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CBS reveals 'Survivor: Cook Islands' cast, confirms ethnic tribe divisions
realitytvworld.com ^ | 08/23/06 | Steve Rogers

Posted on 08/23/2006 11:28:27 AM PDT by Pokey78

Confirming weeks of rumors, CBS has revealed the identities of the twenty castaways who will be competing in this fall's Survivor: Cook Islands and announced that the castaways will -- in what the show's producer and host both acknowledge to be a controversial move -- initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White.)

"We're going to take some heat for it," Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett acknowledged to People about the segregated tribe decision that will no doubt give the thirteenth edition of the long-running reality series -- which will also include the return of last season's new Exile Island concept -- some extra buzz. "But it's a great cast." "Some people will think this is controversial. Others will think, 'What's the big deal?'" Survivor host Jeff Probst added. "Either way, it's going to be very interesting."

According to Probst, the Cook Islands' segregated tribes concept is the end result of the show's attempt to respond to longstanding criticism that Survivor's casts needed more diversity. "The idea for this actually came from the criticism that Survivor was not ethnically diverse enough because, for whatever reason, we've always had a low number of minority applicants apply to the show. So we set out and said, 'Let's turn this criticism into creative for the show," Probst explained during a Wednesday morning The Early Show appearance in which CBS officially revealed the season's cast."

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cbs; racebaiting; racialdivision; realitytv; seebs; segregation; survivor; tribalism; viacom; viacommie

1 posted on 08/23/2006 11:28:30 AM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78

The oldest person is 44 years old.

Maybe they'll have more young chickees with big thingees.


2 posted on 08/23/2006 11:30:41 AM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: Pokey78

Well, I see America has taken another step down into the next ring of Hell.

Great programming, ay?


3 posted on 08/23/2006 11:30:44 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Pokey78

Can they even call themselves the "white team" or would that be racism and hate speech...


4 posted on 08/23/2006 11:31:43 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: Pokey78
(African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White.)

Alright, that's it. I'm sick and tired of being treated like a second class citizen. I am not "white," I am European-American.

5 posted on 08/23/2006 11:31:43 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Pokey78

Next episode......gays, trani's, lezzies, and straights.


6 posted on 08/23/2006 11:31:55 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Pokey78

Why not have a tribe of native Polynesians too? And the winner for the 8th straight week in a row, the home team!


7 posted on 08/23/2006 11:32:39 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (UN Security Council resolution 1701: I believe it is ceasefire for our time.)
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To: Pokey78
Whoa.

Just what we need in the War On Terror - the MSM endorsing racial tribalism over unity.

If a member of the White tribe wins, many people will lose their minds with rage.

For the producer's sake, I hope an Asian person wins.

8 posted on 08/23/2006 11:33:31 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Pokey78

This show isn't like Eurivision with it's happy funtime teenybop music.

Stupid Hollyweird productions like this deserves to be called out.


9 posted on 08/23/2006 11:33:49 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: KarlInOhio
Rush was making fun of this thing today..very funny. He was asked a loaded question by some lefty about which team would have the best swimmers. Rush said obviously the Caucasian team..LOL
10 posted on 08/23/2006 11:34:07 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Pokey78

Regardless of their ethnic background they're still all the type of jobless wonders that can spend months at a time trudging around in the middle of nowhere.


11 posted on 08/23/2006 11:34:42 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Pokey78

So, people actually watch this show?


12 posted on 08/23/2006 11:34:45 AM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Pokey78
Just another reason not to watch Survivor.
13 posted on 08/23/2006 11:35:20 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Yo-Yo

I am Scottish-American, eh


14 posted on 08/23/2006 11:35:54 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Pokey78

Disgusting racism. The left wants people to fight with other. Imagine if the castaways got into ethnic slurs! Obviously one group would always be guilty of racism and most of the other groups would always be innocent.
I hate the left.


15 posted on 08/23/2006 11:36:33 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (The Left: in bed with the media.)
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To: Pokey78
Survivor: Race Wars

nice

16 posted on 08/23/2006 11:36:50 AM PDT by PanzerKardinal
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To: Pokey78
They need to do a show with a team of Republicans, a team of real Democrats, and some moonbat liberals.

Guess who would be the whiniest team?
17 posted on 08/23/2006 11:37:36 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Yo-Yo

I was born here and confound demographers when I check the box marked native American


18 posted on 08/23/2006 11:37:51 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Pokey78
Well, we have one of four logos:

19 posted on 08/23/2006 11:37:55 AM PDT by AmishDude (`[N]on-state actors' can project force around the world more easily than Canada". -- Mark Steyn)
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To: Pokey78

Where's that Fightin' Whities logo?


20 posted on 08/23/2006 11:39:55 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: AmishDude

Well, if I scroll down maybe I'll see it!


21 posted on 08/23/2006 11:40:53 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: RSmithOpt
Next episode......gays, trani's, lezzies, and straights.

I think that's the cast for the Amazing Race.

They almost always have at least one team that should be labeled:

for extreme flammability.

22 posted on 08/23/2006 11:45:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (UN Security Council resolution 1701: I believe it is ceasefire for our time.)
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To: eyedigress


23 posted on 08/23/2006 11:45:12 AM PDT by bwteim (bwteim: Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: Pokey78

Maybe someone should bring a civil rights lawsuit against CBS-Viacom?


24 posted on 08/23/2006 11:46:34 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Yo-Yo

The Hispanics of Spanish descent are also European-Americans.


25 posted on 08/23/2006 11:47:36 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Pokey78

26 posted on 08/23/2006 11:48:03 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: avacado

How about:
Yellow Dog Democrats
Green Progressives
Red Communists
Black Flag waving Anarchists
and the Socialist Utopians

all compete?


27 posted on 08/23/2006 11:50:12 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: avacado

And then there could be the Social conservative Republicans, the Fiscal conservative but socially liberal Republicans, the RINO Republicans (former Dems who'll change party to stay in office), and the Libertarians.


28 posted on 08/23/2006 11:52:34 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Pokey78

Well, at least it isn't going to be a divisive situation!


29 posted on 08/23/2006 11:52:38 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who are going senile.)
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To: pissant; Pokey78
Can't tell if he likes clothing with skulls.

Billy Garcia is a 36-year-old heavy metal guitarist who currently resides in New York, NY and is originally from Miami, FL

30 posted on 08/23/2006 11:53:03 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Pokey78

The chilled fish will be great on the Asian team.


31 posted on 08/23/2006 11:54:29 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: weegee

I like it!!!


32 posted on 08/23/2006 12:03:11 PM PDT by avacado
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To: KarlInOhio
I watched the Race one time....that was enough. The reality TV shows stir the curiosity, but, they are still massaged and very boring after that.

Heck I don't enjoy seeing a prick being a prick, witch being a witch, idiot being an idiot, spaz being a spaz, ignoramus being an ignoramus, politician being a politician, manipulator being a manipulator, liar being a liar, etc. etc......I see that every day. And face it, about 80% of the humans were see everyday fit the bill to the above mentioned.

I ain't a slamming what you watch, I just think the majority of today's sitcoms and reality TV stuff kinda like falls in with the rap music and music in general today........It's all copycat crap.

33 posted on 08/23/2006 12:08:00 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: gopwinsin04

She sells sushi by the seashore.


34 posted on 08/23/2006 12:11:07 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: 2banana

For the hell of it they should call the "tribes" by their derogatory names just to give it some umph!


35 posted on 08/23/2006 12:13:08 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (Viva la France----a portrait of bravery---LMAO LMAO ROFLMAO)
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To: KarlInOhio

Survivor in Tehran?


36 posted on 08/23/2006 12:17:37 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (Viva la France----a portrait of bravery---LMAO LMAO ROFLMAO)
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To: stainlessbanner

"Billy Garcia is a 36-year-old heavy metal guitarist..."

Translation: Billy gots no job.


37 posted on 08/23/2006 12:45:20 PM PDT by L98Fiero (Evil is an exact science)
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To: Pokey78

How will the white team cheer itslelf? I bet the first one who says "The white team is going to win" is gonna get gang-whupped.


38 posted on 08/23/2006 12:59:19 PM PDT by jw777
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To: weegee

How about Jews and Muslims Survivor. No weapons.


39 posted on 08/23/2006 1:09:24 PM PDT by jw777
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To: Pokey78
Wonder what some of the contests will be as this show progresses:

Week One: Slam dunk contest.

Week Two: Tortilla tossing contest.

Week Three: Godzilla Trivia

Week Four: Longest Drive and closest to the hole Contest

40 posted on 08/23/2006 3:24:17 PM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money; silent_jonny

*ping* Ready for a little Survivor action? What do you think of this new "social experiment"?


41 posted on 08/23/2006 3:43:34 PM PDT by Texas2step (<><)
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To: Texas2step; cuz_it_aint_their_money; mystery-ak; rintense; MotleyGirl70; EmilyGeiger; ...
I heard Rush talking about this today. He overreacted.

This is just a programming stunt. Just like last season, when there were four tribes separated by age and gender: young female, older female, young male, older male.

That lasted for ONE EPISODE, then the four tribes were formed into two new tribes.

Same thing will happen here.

42 posted on 08/23/2006 4:42:08 PM PDT by silent_jonny
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To: silent_jonny

I heard Rush today too....this season should be interesting...the show has begun to get stale..


43 posted on 08/23/2006 4:55:27 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: mystery-ak
the show has begun to get stale..

I think so too. They've had a lot of weak contestants on the island lately.

44 posted on 08/23/2006 5:06:34 PM PDT by silent_jonny
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

*ping*


45 posted on 08/23/2006 5:49:44 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: Pokey78

We can just wrap this all up with a logo:

Cook Islands Survivor:
Race War Mutiny for the Bounty


46 posted on 08/23/2006 6:30:56 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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