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Originally posted by astroblade
hey, look, i'm sure this is something worthy of note to you, and that's fine. hell, i'll even side with you and say very possibly there is a conspiracy surrounding american idol and the winners. but, after all that, i must say who the f*%$ cares? really, i'm sorry, but i thought the show was lame from day one. and what possible outcomes could be derived from picking a winner rather then letting the votes do it?
Original Post on the Fox American Idol Message Board
Okay......seeing as how this show is a national phenomenon and has attrated millions of veiwers as well as the advertising dollars to go with it(which quickly adds up to ALOT of money), I think that the possibility of the show being open to network and sponsor manipulation is a quite possible. Look at the 'Paula Abdul Scandal' of recent. As a judge for a nationally popular contest, wouldn't it be comon sense as well as an automatic entry into her, the judge's contract, that personal corraboration with any of the contestants is strictly a no-no? How many times has a contest been held on a national podium? And how paranoid are the big companies about potential lawsuits? Seems only natural that a provision would have been apart of the contract, as it is with any other rules......hell, an episode of "Joey" dealt with judge interaction with swimsuit contestants.....lol Bob Saget being the judge....needless to say, I don't watch "Joey" anymore....but my point is, It's A Given!!!!!!!!
My thought on the subject is that the event was an intentional ploy orchestrated as a media event for the sole purpose of retaining and encouraging ratings so that they can continue the American Idol franchise as far as they can go. About the time of the scandal, their was a concern with a slight dip in the ratings.....I'll see if I can find a graphing of this season's ratings and maybe a compare and contrast with previous season's to see what they look like.....I'm just saying.....it smells fishy, for good or for bad is irregardless, I just want to know.
Oh.....and Carrie will make an excellent honky-tonk superstar....cute blonds always get my attention!!!!! Though I do lament the leaving of a certain Las Vegas waitress.......However, I was rooting for Nadia......she had talent and lots of it.....
Originally posted by MemoryShock
They find the word,"Conspiracy," objectionable!! LOL I had to change the title of my thread to, "Media Ploy Possibility?"
Originally posted by MemoryShock
Cool, CPYKOmega........they haven't deleted the thread yet.......maybe an experiment we can try would be to see what it would take to get the thread deleted without any violation of their TOC. I believe the censorings are computer based in that the program responds to red flag words..........at any rate, we can just steer clear of those particular words by using synonyms and overall considerate discussion on the possibility of conspiracy etc..........just a thought, I'm all about testing the limits, even on the *gag* American Idol message board........
Originally posted by MemoryShock on the American Idol Message Board
I started a thread entitled......."Media Ploy Possibility"
It is no longer on the board.......I'm supposing it was deleted.
Any reason why?.......I don't believe any of the Terms and Conditions were broken in any way......