censorship of Y2K movie?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I've been hearing, on a number of sources including Y2Knewswire and Wisconsin Public Radio news, that there is pressure being brought to bear on television stations to either not broadcast the "Y2K movie", or to broadcast disclaimers or short ads telling how prepared the local governments and businesses are, with the movie.
Is this happening in other parts of the country?
-- Jim (email@example.com), November 19, 1999
This morning I read a dreadful review of the movie in the San Francisco Chronicle, and I thought, What better way, what cleaner method to effectively "censor", than to make a really bad stinker of a movie? I mean, with the film sensibilities of the (admittedly local) populace, the perfect way to get no one to watch it is to make it bad! I mean, it's been on my calender to watch for a month, and now I don't want to take the time. Low-grade, non-logical-character-responding, time- sequence-interupting, highly unlikely horror wannabe, at least as I understand it. So the hell with it.
-- Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 1999.
1 that is hardly censorship by ANY definition.
2 the effort is being spearheaded by and is a grass roots effort of CIVICPREP.
-- Chuck, a night driver (email@example.com), November 19, 1999.
In the S.F. Bay Area not a word to the contrary I've heard on the talk radio programs, don't watch to much TV. The producer of the movie was on Art Bell's program this week and he was adamant that "It's Only A Movie" folks.
-- Judy (Dodgeball@Y2K.com), November 19, 1999.
So was Jaws....
-- Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 1999.
I do think there is censorship, afterall look at the heat polaroid and others took on their adds.
We're now past the point where the spinners can controll ALL the spin as they've been doing. That being said, I think that this movies is gonna turn out to suck, and I think it's probably intentional disinformation. The scenarios will come accross improbable to the extreme and therefore on Monday morning everyone will be saying "see I told you that stuff was crap, Y2K's a joke" I think it has been a planned media campaign thus far, no reason to change anything now.
However it remains to be seen just how gullible bubba is, he may miss the joke entirely in which case the admin blew it big time. Oops.
-- Gordon (email@example.com), November 21, 1999.