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Russia’s Channel One Cancels Live Oscar Coverage
Variety.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Leo Barraclough

Posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:14 AM PST by MeshugeMikey

LONDON — Russia’s state-controlled network Channel One has cancelled its live coverage of the Oscars in order to cover the crisis in Ukraine.

(Excerpt) Read more at variety.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: oscars; putin; russia; ukraine
a bit of payback as well Id be willing to bet.
1 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:14 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

I am sure they did not miss anything. I did not either by not watching.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 7:27:25 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I can easily support Channel One on that move.

Then again, the Oscars Show is never watched in our home.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 7:29:48 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They are the lucky ones..................


4 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:41 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Viewing the Oscars is like viewing two hours of someone tie their shoes.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:43 AM PST by Vaduz
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My guess would be they were afraid of winners making so many political speeches about Ukraine that editing them out would be obvious to viewers.

Particularly doing it live/ 5 second delay.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:53 AM PST by Reaganez
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To: MeshugeMikey

So they missed Jared Leto discussing Ukraine, Venezuela, etc.?

Plus, who is up at 3 in the morning to watch that Hollyweird crap live?


7 posted on 03/03/2014 7:31:27 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: MeshugeMikey
a bit of payback as well Id be willing to bet.

Yeah, that'll teach us to mess with Putin.

8 posted on 03/03/2014 7:31:31 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nope! They’re amping up the propaganda. Putin has as much control, or more, than Zippy does.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 7:34:02 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m glad Russia canceled that leftist pap.

There’s nothing to see on the Oscars you can’t see on all of Russia’s state owned news TV channels.

And no - I didn’t watch it last night.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 7:36:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MeshugeMikey

and I thought Stalin killed off all the smart Russians , LOL


11 posted on 03/03/2014 7:36:58 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hell . . . so did I. No reason to watch a so-called female comedian dress like a man because she hates men and pretends she’s married to a woman.

Plus, I wouldn’t have to wait for anti-American barbs from these pampered slobs.

Too bad Puppy Bowl wasn’t on at the same time.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 7:39:57 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Mouton

I am sure they did not miss anything. I did not either by not watching.

Yes but you had the option of not watching. I hope our country never goes down this road. Not talking Oscars but controlling our TV and even worse our internet. It is dangerous to applaud the Russians in this. Either we are free or we are not.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 7:42:44 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Vaduz

It lasted 4 hours.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 7:43:35 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

So, there is a silver lining!


15 posted on 03/03/2014 7:48:09 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MeshugeMikey

No doubt “The Won” will get all wee-wee’d up over this and provide some snarky remarks.

He’s such a classy fellow.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 7:49:52 AM PST by moovova
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To: napscoordinator
Yes but you had the option of not watching. I hope our country never goes down this road.

The Oscars and every other decoy-programming including any televised sport, game show and soap opera does that very thing in our current beleaguered times.

Why doesn't the general public know about the Kenyan communist packer, Benghazi, IRS, ObamaCare, Fast and Furious, election-stealing voter fraud, human trafficking in AZ, domestic-terrorist training camps, Alkida in the White House, etc etc etc...

17 posted on 03/03/2014 7:50:39 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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18 posted on 03/03/2014 7:51:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: moovova

But will he send a selfie?


19 posted on 03/03/2014 7:52:18 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: napscoordinator

“I hope our country never goes down this road”

Do you mean their preempting the mindless US Oscars to cover a mementous event in the Ukraine or censorship in general?
Frankly I have no problem with what they did.

On a related front, I too do not wish to have the government in control of our media. Unfortunately it would be naive to believe they do not almost have that power now. The Whitehut produces it own news for instance and the FCC recently got caught in an attempt to dictate what gets covered by the media. Looking at the state of our free press in light of the constitution is like reading Alice in Wonderland.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 7:54:40 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

Well you are a Putin lover so it does not surprise me. I hate Putin and always have. You guys that put him on a pedestal should be ashamed of yourselves. He is awful but you guys love him. Makes no sense.


21 posted on 03/03/2014 7:56:27 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

“Well you are a Putin lover so it does not surprise me.”

Really, I will send a private reply on this as I don’t wish to get banned.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 7:58:25 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This was supposed to damage?

Cancelling the Oscars would be a capitulation to the USA.


23 posted on 03/03/2014 8:00:33 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

who can say! I was thinking something in the nature of defiance...and retribution


24 posted on 03/03/2014 8:07:01 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Sounds to me like the Rooskies were spared 3 1/2 hours of vapid narcissism and total boredom.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 8:07:27 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

I didnt watch a lick of either the olympics nor the osczars


26 posted on 03/03/2014 8:13:41 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: moovova
its rumored that baracks so angry that hes going to share a podium with his old buddy ackmed to repudiate the russkie action at his next presser


27 posted on 03/03/2014 8:15:47 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Mouton

My take on the news this morning:

The Oscars
Best Picture
Best Actor
Red Carpet
Best Dressed
Ellen
Pizza
Gravity
Surprises

oh, yeah, World War III might be starting in the Ukraine at any moment....

12 Years a Slave
Best Song
Best Director...


28 posted on 03/03/2014 8:44:27 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MeshugeMikey

I watching Duck Dynasty marathon on A&E last night


29 posted on 03/03/2014 9:09:57 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I live in Los Angeles that so SO CAL Media right there LOL!


30 posted on 03/03/2014 9:10:39 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Far better choice. Far... Far.. FAR better!


31 posted on 03/03/2014 9:13:38 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That no joke I was really watching it LOL!

Then my local PBS station show season finale of Downton Abbey again so I watch little a bit that too LOL!

Mostly it was Uncle Si and his family


32 posted on 03/03/2014 9:31:56 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Mouton

Why they would cancel the coverage is a mystery. Nobody in Hollywood would speak out against the new USSR. Putin has nothing to fear from the provincial morons in that part of the solar system, and every reason to expect support, a la Sean Penn and the rest of the cretins of his ilk.


33 posted on 03/03/2014 10:33:01 AM PST by DPMD
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To: napscoordinator

4 loooooooooooooong hours


34 posted on 03/04/2014 8:13:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

It was long. They were sneaky this year. Normally, I watch the first hour to see the 2 supporting acting winners and then the last 20 minutes to catch the main acting awards, director and movie. They split up the supporting to keep the eyeballs. No wonder they increased viewers this year.


35 posted on 03/04/2014 8:26:13 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Increased viewers fell asleep it’s the only way the ratings went up.


36 posted on 03/04/2014 8:46:31 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: MeshugeMikey

Lucky Russians....they didn’t miss much.


37 posted on 03/04/2014 8:47:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Its been a few decades since I watched the Oscars.

It been several years since Ive been to a movie theater come to think of it.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 9:07:20 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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