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Time Warner apologizes for Playboy-kids channel glitch
WRAL.com ^ | March 16, 2010 | Stacy Davis

Posted on 03/24/2010 11:01:10 AM PDT by EveningStar

Cary, N.C. — Time Warner Cable officials apologized Tuesday after they mistakenly showed Playboy preview programming on two children's channels.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: playboy; porn; timewarner; timewarnercable

1 posted on 03/24/2010 11:01:11 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 03/24/2010 11:01:39 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Don’t they do that in Kindergarten nowadays anyway??

Or is that just the Girl Scouts?


3 posted on 03/24/2010 11:02:27 AM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: EveningStar

Stuff like this doesn’t happen unintentionally. Someone had a sick sense of humor.


4 posted on 03/24/2010 11:02:46 AM PDT by Shaun_MD
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To: EveningStar

Hmmm... can’t say that I’m shocked. One can’t simply protect kids from everything under the sun. Wouldn’t be good either. There’s a ‘luck’ factor in life, and these kids, the boys at least, were just lucky.

Perhaps the sights will inspire them to become great guys with great visions. Because they know now what’s waiting for them.

So all in all: no big deal, and a tiny smirk.


5 posted on 03/24/2010 11:04:27 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: EveningStar

Some immature lib did it on purpose just for the giggles.


6 posted on 03/24/2010 11:06:17 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Ayn And Milton

Congratulations for the most idiotic post of the year.


7 posted on 03/24/2010 11:06:45 AM PDT by Egg (Only in America can a poor black Kenyan grow up to be president.)
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To: EveningStar

This was no mistake.


8 posted on 03/24/2010 11:07:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

Hell, just mark it up for “Sexual Education” - they probably see wrose in the classroom. (Sarcasm)


9 posted on 03/24/2010 11:07:04 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Bat_Chemist; TaxRelief

NC


10 posted on 03/24/2010 11:07:43 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Ayn And Milton
There’s a ‘luck’ factor in life, and these kids, the boys at least, were just lucky.

Anyone else remember when adult channels were blocked with an analog filter (before the days of digital TV or even special cable converter boxes). My friends and I wasted far too much time playing with the tuner and arguing whether what we saw through the scrambling was a boob or a knee :-).

11 posted on 03/24/2010 11:08:39 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: Shaun_MD

Why didn’t we have cable TV when I was a kid?


12 posted on 03/24/2010 11:12:18 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Ayn And Milton
and these kids, the boys at least, were just lucky.

Lucky to see pornography?

That stuff is a landmine which can mess up a kid for life. And you think an eight year old who saw it instead of normal viewing would be 'lucky'? That is fracked up.

13 posted on 03/24/2010 11:12:50 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Ayn And Milton

Doubt if any of the pre-schoolers who saw it on the Pre-school on demand channel felt “lucky”.

I think yours is the creepiest post I have seen yet.


14 posted on 03/24/2010 11:13:13 AM PDT by Spudx7
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To: EveningStar
Why don't they ever accidentally mix up the Playboy channel with the Military History channel, Science channel, or Discovery?

Kids have all the fun.

15 posted on 03/24/2010 11:14:23 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

Trust me you weren’t missing anything. Today it’s even worse.


16 posted on 03/24/2010 11:15:37 AM PDT by Shaun_MD
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To: agere_contra

have you seen ABC Family lately? That channel is teen porn with clothes on for hours on end in the afternoons. Then it gets intense in the evening.

Or you could watch the Disney channel itself for The Suite Life. I am very angry that this ‘mistake’ was made though if it was going to happen anywhere in NC it is least surprising it happened in Cary. We don’t call it the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees for nothing and, short of Carrboro, it’s the most liberal area in the central state.

I try to drive around it.


17 posted on 03/24/2010 11:17:56 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Dear Leader: you have two ears and one mouth. Start using them in proportion.)
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To: EveningStar

No accident...rouge child sex pervert employee? Probably. They are running the culture and public schools now.


18 posted on 03/24/2010 11:19:37 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: KarlInOhio; All

Reminds me of the days of pirate TV. And aerials instead of cable. At midnight they broadcasted Tyroler sex flicks, which is: soft-porn. We manipulated the aerials until our arm muscles were gone (no not from other activities).

To all others: I didn’t mean to write a creepy post. I am far from abnormal. I didn’t really have much grasp of the age categories involved. Nor of the character of Playboy Channel - that’s not hardcore porn, is it?

If I offended anyone unintentionally, I am truly sorry. I may have written in too much haste.


19 posted on 03/24/2010 11:22:25 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: Shaun_MD

Harris (Louth) Automation did weird stuff at the PBS station I was at. I despised that system but it was cheap and us working people paid for it.


20 posted on 03/24/2010 11:23:37 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Years ago, the PBS station here would show stuff late at night that would make a sailor blush. It was funny watching them try to sneak stuff on at 2:00am in the morning. Benny Hill uncensored anyone?


21 posted on 03/24/2010 11:28:18 AM PDT by Shaun_MD
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To: EveningStar

The cartoon channels are probably more watched than that news channel.


22 posted on 03/24/2010 11:31:58 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: EveningStar

I think that you U.S. guys would be shocked at what’s being shown on the open networks in Holland nowadays. From 1 to 5 AM there’s non-stop advertising for phone sex. With movies to ‘embellish’ the numbers. Now this is what I find repugnant; and I mean it. Far more idiotic than an unintended glitch.

Oh, before I forget: we had ‘Deep Throat’ uncensored, a year ago, from 10-12 PM, on our own PBS.

It did not cause any stir.


23 posted on 03/24/2010 11:36:40 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: EveningStar

I just want to state for the record I haven’t worked at Time Warner for quite some time.


24 posted on 03/24/2010 11:39:58 AM PDT by BJClinton (0bama is not the anti-christ. Satan wouldn't be such a screw up.)
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To: mountainlion

Some poor Mom is going to be confused, when their kid wants to watch “Debby does Disneyland”.


25 posted on 03/24/2010 11:51:24 AM PDT by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: Ayn And Milton
There’s a ‘luck’ factor in life, and these kids, the boys at least, were just lucky.

How, pray tell, can you say the boys are "lucky" to be exposed to pornography? Explain that to me.

26 posted on 03/24/2010 11:57:40 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: Ayn And Milton
I may have written in too much haste.

I was hoping that was the case, because I didn't want to believe anyone thought this was something good instead of just a few perverts trying to ruin peoples' lives right from their respective beginnings.
27 posted on 03/24/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT by Egg (Only in America can a poor black Kenyan grow up to be president.)
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To: Egg

Thanks for understanding. There’s a lot to be said about the issue, because it’s rather complicated. But unfortunately I don’t have the time anymore. Just like to repeate: I should have counted to ten and have taken a deep breath before writing in on the matter.

Adults and hard porn: very bad combination.
Kids and hard porn: criminal combination.

Hope I made clear my stance on it.

Cheers from Holland, A&M.


28 posted on 03/24/2010 12:11:15 PM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: Shaun_MD
The first time I ever saw frontal nudity on the air, I was the one who rolled the tape!

I worked at our local public station; the movie was the first effort by Roman Polanski, a short called "Knife in the Water."

After the program finished, I rewound the tape and replayed it, just to make sure.

≤}B^)

29 posted on 03/24/2010 12:35:59 PM PDT by Erasmus (The Last of the Bohicans)
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To: Erasmus

Yeah those little indy pieces were something else. British sitcoms weren’t quite as bad but some of them would certainly not be allowed on commercial television.


30 posted on 03/24/2010 12:47:39 PM PDT by Shaun_MD
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To: EveningStar

A friend of mine became the Chief Engineer (”el Jefe”) at a station in my town. Not long afterword, they decided to stay on the air 24 hours a day, and would fill those late hours with all sorts of old syndicated stuff and infomercials.

He noticed that the guys in master control would relieve their boredom by dialing up a satellite downlink to the Playboy Channel, and watching on the preview monitors.

He circulated a notice that the first one to accidentally punch it up on air would get the axe.

Well, you can guess what happened. Within about a week, too.

Was the talk of the town; newspaper columnists and talk radio hosts had a ball with it. One viewer complained that he and his kids were offended. (One gets the impression they watched it for a little while before switching off. Also, he never explained why his kids were up at 3am anyway.)


31 posted on 03/24/2010 12:48:56 PM PDT by Erasmus (The Last of the Bohicans)
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To: Erasmus

That’s why I said stuff like this doesn’t ‘just happen’. Someone has to be there to dial it in. Ah well. In about 10 years you probably won’t have broadcast tv anyway. It will all be net based and people will be able to watch what they want when they want. People won’t have an excuse to complain at that point. (I hope)


32 posted on 03/24/2010 1:02:38 PM PDT by Shaun_MD
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To: Shaun_MD

With the heavy use of automation these days, it could just be the result of a typo made the week before.


33 posted on 03/25/2010 10:45:27 AM PDT by Erasmus (The Last of the Bohicans)
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