reply to post by redmage
If you'd bothered to read the thread you would have seen my post regarding the court's opinion regarding FCC policy.
OK, Keep your bleeding hair on matey!
It's not a question of being 'bothered' to read, if like me you lead a busy life and have kids to mind, sometimes i read a thread OP and if i'm
stimulated/outraged enough i will immediately respond with an opinion, and when i get more time, i invariably read the entire thread.
If the thread is long or complex, sometimes hours can be spent simply getting to the end of a thread, which means of course, if one has a point to
make, it will be hours before the point can be made, during which time someone else will probably make a similar point, then get all tetchy and
uptight about not reading a thread.
Is that ok with you, or do you require grovelling to massage your ego?
I wasn't actually talking about a 'court of law'. Since you have a regulatory body that oversees the media, there must be, at the very least a minimum
standard that broadcasters have to adhere to, or else incur penalties such as fines and in the worst case, a revocation of a stations licence to
If a commercial came on and said words to the effect of "Buy this product and you will become immortal - yes! Immortality for only $9.99! Buy two and
receive a 10% discount!" the regulators would quite rightly ban the advert, probably fine the advertisers and if it was repeated, probably a ban on
advertising. For deliberately deceiving the public and generally lying their faces off.
Are you seriously telling me, that a broadcaster pretending to present REAL news stories as fact and deliberately lying about what they are supposed
to be reporting on, does not attract the same penalties or procedures as an advertiser who does the same thing?
If that's true, then the answer would be in fact NO, you do *not* have a regulatory body..all you have is an impotent department that issues licenses
and takes the license money and that's about it.
In any case, thanks for your reply and the information, minus the moaning.
edit on 16/2/2011 by spikey because: (no reason given)