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NOT 'GLEE'-FUL! Fox Show Disinvited From Macy Thanksgiving Parade By NBC (The war on Fox)
Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 12, 2009 | Nikki Finke

Posted on 10/13/2009 6:58:28 AM PDT by tlb

Those morons at Jeff Zucker's company have stepped in it yet again. It's bad enough NBC can't get anyone to watch its piss-poor network primetime shows, but now NBC is making sure the American public can't watch other networks' shows as well. (This follows an earlier report that NBC doesn't want the Jay Leno Show to book rival networks' TV stars.)

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for annually including "cultural touchstones of the moment" in its broadcast, from every American Idol winner since the 2nd season (a Fox show) to the stars of High School Musical (a Disney Channel show). Not a peep out of parade broadcaster NBC.

But then, a month ago, the parade producers (who aren't part of NBC) invited this season's hot Fox show Glee castmembers to march and perform during the parade. "They wanted us to have the cast ride a float down the parade route and do a number at the end," a 20th Century TV exec tells me. "Late last week, we confirmed that the Glee cast was able to participate, and we began to talk choreography."

But, on Thurday, the studio received a call from the parade producers disinviting the show. "They called all mortified and apologetic. They said that after conversing with NBC they had to withdraw the invitation because NBC was forcing them to.

According to the NBC people, the parade was not going to promote a Fox show on their air." The parade producers acknowledged to 20th TV that NBC has never vetoed a single act booked in the past. Funny thing is, Glee airs opposite NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; that's hardly the same demographic. So what the hell is NBC's problem?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: americanidol; fox; foxtv; liberalfascism; macys; nbc; snub; zucker
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"The parade producers acknowledged to 20th TV that NBC has never vetoed a single act booked in the past."

But now the agenda is to punish and snipe at Fox.

1 posted on 10/13/2009 6:58:29 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Sounds like Fox needs it’s own parade. After all they DO OWN a network.


2 posted on 10/13/2009 6:59:43 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: tlb
This year's Macy's Parade needs a Tea Party!

Imagine hundreds of Gadsden flags in the crowd that the cameras just can't avoid.

3 posted on 10/13/2009 7:01:16 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

GREAT idea!!!!!!!


4 posted on 10/13/2009 7:01:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ($$$$$OBAMA MONEY!!!$$$$$ /s)
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To: tlb

and the beat goes on....and on...and on...bye-bye NBC!


5 posted on 10/13/2009 7:02:22 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: DTogo

Best IDEA YET!
WISH I lived in that area!


6 posted on 10/13/2009 7:03:32 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: DTogo
That's a great idea!

I can see signs like... NBC LIES!! ABC LIES!! CBS LIES!!

7 posted on 10/13/2009 7:04:22 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: tlb

The gauntlet has been thrown.

Fox is in a serious battle. Their enemies intend to see Fox cease operations.

I wonder if Fox has the will? Or will Fox eventually drink the kool-aid? After all, Rupert Murdoch is not an ideologue. If it requires a leftward lurch for Fox to remain viable, count on it.


8 posted on 10/13/2009 7:05:22 AM PDT by brownsfan (The screen name is a misnomer. Cleveland is STILL without a PRO team.)
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To: tlb

The left truly DO want us to divorce...

Of course, they “gleefully” rub their hands at the chance to use the power of the State to punish those who disagree with them.


9 posted on 10/13/2009 7:05:29 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: tlb
...guess this means the Odumbo’S WILL BE in attendance
10 posted on 10/13/2009 7:05:38 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RaceBannon; nutmeg; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; ...

See post #3, anyone up for an early morning sojourn to NYC?


11 posted on 10/13/2009 7:06:40 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

Awesome idea....Freep the Macy’s Parade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m 90 miles away....Let’s ROLL!


12 posted on 10/13/2009 7:07:22 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: DTogo

EEEEEE Haa!

Number one idea.

Tea party the whole route with a sea of yellow!

What a sight!


13 posted on 10/13/2009 7:07:36 AM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: tlb
It's bad enough NBC can't get anyone to watch its piss-poor network primetime shows

I use TVGuide.com to make a list of shows I want to watch and record during the next 2 weeks.

On my current list, I have zero NBC programs.

I will watch Chuck when it returns. They already pulled Southland [which may return via TNT], and they may bring Chuck back earlier and with more episodes than they originally had planned.


14 posted on 10/13/2009 7:08:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tlb

This is just like a high school jock punk who gets his butt kicked on the playing field going around picking fights afterward. Thug behavior, but then we’re talking NBC so what’s new?

Wonder if COMCAST will put up with this BS? I’ve read they plan to keep Zucker and the management team in place, but unlike GE, they’ll feel the impact this bunch of losers has on their bottom line a lot sooner...


15 posted on 10/13/2009 7:08:08 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: halfright; unixfox; pollywog; kristinn

Spread the word to Tri-State FReepers!


16 posted on 10/13/2009 7:08:30 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: tlb

The Chicago Way.


17 posted on 10/13/2009 7:09:00 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: brownsfan

Rupert has an ego the size of Montana. He’s not going to let the bullies tell him what to do. He didn’t become fabulously successful by bending over for the competition. I don’t think we need to worry about him bailing on what has made his network so powerful.


18 posted on 10/13/2009 7:11:49 AM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: DTogo

Freep the Parade then on to FOX to show our support! Then head over to the competition and show our support for Fox again. We can pull the Acorn treatment. Obviously it worked.


19 posted on 10/13/2009 7:12:55 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: DTogo

That’s fine! Let GE/NBC act like little bitches; let their arrogance be on full display.

Anyways, does anyone watch the Thanksgiving parade shit anymore?


20 posted on 10/13/2009 7:14:09 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: tlb


Has anybody asked the Rockettes what they think should happen?
21 posted on 10/13/2009 7:15:30 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Sir Gawain
nobody watches that parade except the folks in new york. who gives a cr#p what "Macy's Parade" wants or doesn't want. It's just a bunch of people walking down the street with big balloons..... On Thanksgiving the kids are playing outside, everybody gets ready to watch some football and eat for 18 hours. I get to pull out the Christmas lights and start decorating.

NBC can have it's lame parade. I'm POSITIVE that Obama will be there... so my 4 kids and the rest of my family will miss it. I'm thinking if the f'ing NFL and ESPN keep up with the politically correct cr@p, I'll just settle for some college ball and turn off the tube for the rest of the bs.

What would be sweet would be the St. Louis Rams FReepers NOT SHOWING up for any football games and specifically telling the NFLPA that they'd rather watch UFC than some racist politically correct entertainment product that they're shoving down our throats.

22 posted on 10/13/2009 7:15:40 AM PDT by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
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To: tlb

‘A Monster Mash on 34th St.’


23 posted on 10/13/2009 7:19:40 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: tlb

Guys, were at the time of choosing friends and enemies.

Choose wisely and on the basis of whom would you like in a foxhole with you.

Of course, Obozo, the GREAT UNITER will deal with this shortly.

The reeducation camps are being constructed as you read this. From the size of the ovens being built, they must be planning to bake a lot of stuff there. At least Freepers will eat well.

Under 3 minute video depicting how the Obama cultists resemble the cultists who worshipped that other guy 70 years ago in Germany:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u0GJSZttZE&feature=channel_page


24 posted on 10/13/2009 7:20:19 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: tlb

*Nikki* Finke wrote this?...Color me gobsmacked!


25 posted on 10/13/2009 7:21:18 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: tlb

NBC is garbage. I will never watch anything on NBC again.


26 posted on 10/13/2009 7:22:43 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: tlb

Glee is one of the worst shows on TV, and that says something. It is nothing but pushing sex and disloyalty onto the kids who watch it.


27 posted on 10/13/2009 7:23:09 AM PDT by GeronL ("On my twelfth day in office, Nobel nominated me..")
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To: DTogo

I like that idea.


28 posted on 10/13/2009 7:23:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: US Navy Vet

Glee float would have humping kids on it I guess.


29 posted on 10/13/2009 7:23:35 AM PDT by GeronL ("On my twelfth day in office, Nobel nominated me..")
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To: unixfox

Fox broadcast network is not “conservative” in the least


30 posted on 10/13/2009 7:24:12 AM PDT by GeronL ("On my twelfth day in office, Nobel nominated me..")
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To: tlb; All

Anyone who can go to the Thanksgiving Day Parade be sure to hide your signs until the parade is going by you. The organizers will take the signs if they see them. You know, censoring from the Left.


31 posted on 10/13/2009 7:29:05 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: tlb

GLEE has an abiguously gender-neutral creepy character that may be male...or female, you can’t tell and it’s played up that way (Ala SNL’s ancient “Pat” gag.) The Lefties ought to LOVE that show.


32 posted on 10/13/2009 7:30:32 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: tlb

The show “Glee” is incorrigible. Sex acts, bad language, teachers stepping out of their marriage bonds, wives lying to their husbands, teens “putting out” to get boyfriends, etc. If I still had teens in the house, I would block it.

I was really looking forward to this series because my kids were in music growing up, and one of them is currently a HS music teacher. So, I watched the first show and was totally disgusted. So was my daughter.

So, I’m haveing a hard time criticizing Macy’s for blocking this act. No telling what they would do on that float.


33 posted on 10/13/2009 7:40:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: unixfox
NBC LIES!! ABC LIES!! CBS LIES!!

As I said long ago:

ABDNC, DNCBS, NBDNC, and DNCNN. Any new ones?

34 posted on 10/13/2009 7:41:30 AM PDT by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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To: originalbuckeye
The organizers will take the signs if they see them.

Nobody is lawfully allowed to take anything from you aside from the NYPD, and even they need to do it within the Law.

Carrying a sign or flag on a public sidewalk while watching a passing parade is not against the law.

Jumping into the parade to disrupt it is another matter.

35 posted on 10/13/2009 7:42:15 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 50sDad

I thought that the cast of Glee appeared as invited guests at the Gay Protest over the weekend. Maybe NBC is homophobic!


36 posted on 10/13/2009 7:42:15 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: 50sDad
GLEE has an abiguously gender-neutral creepy character that may be male...or female, you can’t tell and it’s played up that way

Only one? Not much of a high school show choir then. :-)

37 posted on 10/13/2009 7:43:22 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And I forgot to mention how they portray teachers and administrators. Disgusting.

Don’t die on this hill (to save Glee for the Parade).


38 posted on 10/13/2009 7:44:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: DGHoodini

Isn’t Nikki just a typical old line Hollyweird liberal who has been “writing” for 30-40 years? I’ve never seen a photo of her/him but imagine she/he would be typical old hag liberal.


39 posted on 10/13/2009 7:44:56 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: nagdt
I don’t think we need to worry about him bailing

I'd say you're right.....it wasn't until after Ailes and Axelrod had their little "informal coffee" meeting that the hammer got dropped by the White House regime.

40 posted on 10/13/2009 7:49:36 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Mmm mmm mmm - Barack Hussein Obama (repeat endlessly))
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To: tlb

NBC”s problem is that they still exist. Should have been gone a long time ago!


41 posted on 10/13/2009 7:53:00 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: tlb

I really hope Obama and the nasty Ballerina Emmanuel continue this crusade against FOX.

It is back-firing big time. Reading the blogs at even the liberal NY Times and Washington Post, people are overwhelmingly saying this crusade is ridiculous and smacks of an “enemies list.”


42 posted on 10/13/2009 7:57:36 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: devistate one four

This is a pathetic move by NBC. I just hate to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade politicized like this. NBC should lose its contract to broadcast the parade. Maybe Fox can outbid them the next time it comes up. That would be a hoot.

If you do the Gadsden Protest, focus on Herald Sq. and 34th Street where they have most cameras set up. Position yourselves near the broadcast booth so it’s totally unavoidable. Might have to check to see if tickets are needed in the prime spots. And if NYPD would prohbit carrying flag poles along the parade route.

My son went a year or so ago and they had to get up at 4a to subway into Manhattan from Brooklyn to even get within sight of the parade uptown where the parade begins.


43 posted on 10/13/2009 7:58:04 AM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Isn't that kind of stuff broadcast for hours every day on every network?

I'm not sure what they call them now, but they used to be called "Soap Operas."

44 posted on 10/13/2009 8:00:56 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: newfreep

She is very very much the Hollywood Gossip Columnist. But I wouldn’t call her “ancient”. But it surprises me to see her write something that puts the Left in a bad light. She is one of the authors listed on Drudge for their columns. Check a few out and you’ll get where she normally comes from.


45 posted on 10/13/2009 8:16:32 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: newfreep

Here’s another story of hers, that is of particular interest to me, as it involves what happens to Hulu...

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Comcast May Leave Jeff Zucker Atop NBCU
By Nikki Finke | Category: Big Media, Breaking News, Cable | Saturday October 10, 2009 @ 6:16pm

Zucker-ImmeltFor weeks now I’ve been hearing buzz that GE chairman Jeff Immelt has cut a deal with Jeff Zucker so he’ll stay chief of NBC Universal, where he’s spent his entire career, in the event of a sale. “That this guy keeps failing upward is an extraordinary thing,” one of my sources marveled. Now Bloomberg is quoting “three people with knowledge of the situation” that Comcast’s Brian Robert and Steve Burke are leaning toward keeping the NBC Universal chief and his management team if it gains control of the GE unit. But any sale depends on Vivendi voting at an October 14th board meeting to sell the 20% NBCU stake. Gee, Brian/Steve are supposed to be smart guys. So why do people lose 100 IQ points when they come anywhere near NBCU?

comcast_logoMeanwhile, there’s new insight into why Comcast may want NBCU. A recent report from SNL Kagan projects that cable TV operators like Comcast will lose subscribers to DirecTV and Dish and AT&T and Verizon that offer video along with their phone and online services. Even Comcast admits growth is slowing because of “increased competition.” And online is a rival: Kagan says the number of people getting their TV from the Internet will double by 2019. As BusinessWeek points out, “you can imagine that Comcast wants to get its hands on a major content creator like NBC and its Hulu before that happens.”

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46 posted on 10/13/2009 8:30:04 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: tlb

Maybe it’s not because it’s a FOX show.

Maybe it’s because Glee is a trashy show.

If the parade accepts other trashy shows, then FOX is being discriminated against, of course.


47 posted on 10/13/2009 8:33:29 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: holdonnow

If this doesn’t beat all...


48 posted on 10/13/2009 8:38:35 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tlb
I don't think this is political, it's just some dope at NBC getting all territorial over their programming and not wanting the competition to get any airtime. Just the sort of short-sighted idiocy I'd expect from some network dweeb.

Although their owned by the same company, Fox is not FoxNews.

49 posted on 10/13/2009 8:43:37 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tlb

The American Left has been gunning for Rupert Murdoch since he was back downing a few Fosters in Sydney. Ted Kennedy tried to ram through an amendment to our immigration laws in 1985 that would have prevented him from becoming a US Citizen (and hence, kept him from owning broadcast stations)


50 posted on 10/13/2009 9:11:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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