Look!! its the big brave Politicians hammering Hollywood in an Election year. WOW!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
AND OF COURSE, albore was "shocked, just shocked" at the report. Lets see, didn't Ms Tipper whisper something in his ear about that 14 years ago?? BUTTTTT he is a "bit slow" on the uptake.
Congress Hammers Hollywood September 13, 2000 11:15 am EST Senate Committee Holds A Hearing On Violence In The Media WASHINGTON, SEPT. 13, 2000 (CBS News) - Sen. John McCain threw verbal barbs Wednesday at Hollywood studio chiefs, who he said were "suspiciously" absent from a Senate hearing on the release of a government report that said the entertainment industry markets violent products to children. "I am disgusted that movie industry executives chose to miss today's hearing," the Senate Commerce Committee chairman said. "I can only conclude the industry is too ashamed to defend their marketing practices." "Their hubris is stunning," he added. The Arizona senator also said he would schedule another hearing two weeks from now, solely to put the motion picture executives on the witness stand. He says the chiefs of Time Warner, Disney, Universal Studios, Sony and the other studies will get personal invitations to appear. He said the invitations were being sent out Wednesday. "They will have no excuses for failing to appear before this committee," he said. Earlier this week, a scathing Federal Trade Commission report claimed the entertainment industry was peddling adult material to underage audiences. Then federal media regulators announced they would take a closer look at the amount of sex and violence on the major TV networks. B R E A K I N G N E W S Senate Commerce Committee hearing on FTC report regarding the entertainment industry and its marketing of material with violent content to children under way now. Click here to see a live Webcast. 7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777 Vice President Al Gore's running mate, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a longtime critic of explicit content in the media, was scheduled to testify at a morning hearing. Lieberman and McCain backed a measure last year that requested the FTC study on entertainment violence. Republicans had their own representative at the hearing - Lynne Cheney, wife of the Republican vice presidential nominee and former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who said entertainment violence "debases and degrades the culture our children are growing up in." The FTC report decried the entertainment industry's "pervasive and aggressive marketing" of adult material - such as R-rated movies or video games intended for mature audiences - to children. FTC chairman Robert Pitofsky, scheduled to testify at the Senate probe, said the practice is widespread, but he wants the government to pressure the producers not censor them, reports CBS News Correspondent Bob Fuss. The fallout from the study was felt Tuesday in Hollywood, as the Walt Disney Co. announced changes in its marketing practices, including a prohibition against theater owners showing trailers for R-rated films before movies released under the Walt Disney label. The Disney-owned ABC network also will not accept advertisements for R-rated films during prime time before 9 p.m. Disney said it would not show R-rated films - released under its Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures and Miramax Films labels - to focus groups under age 17 and would urge theater owners to more strictly enforce the age restriction. The company does not release R-rated films under the Walt Disney label.
-- cpr (email@example.com), September 13, 2000
Whats this got to do with gasoline prices falling in 'YOUR' neighborhood?
-- In Your Own (Little@world.com), September 13, 2000.
COMIC RELIEF .............DIM BULB
-- cpr (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 13, 2000.
I wonder why, with every one of the top grossing films of all time rated G or PG, Hollywood doesn't make more of them, and less of the crap?
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), September 13, 2000.