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Television Reveals Our Deepest Nature, Sometimes
Self ^ | 10/24/08 | MHGinTN

Posted on 10/24/2008 12:33:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN

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1 posted on 10/24/2008 12:33:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MHGinTN

That’s a bit of a reach.

And why would ANYONE feel the need to watch CBS, except for football?


2 posted on 10/24/2008 12:35:31 PM PDT by JennysCool (There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and the polls.)
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To: workerbee; wagglebee; cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback; Coleus; rhema; Romulus; Caleb1411; Godzilla; ..

Ping-a-ling-a-ling


3 posted on 10/24/2008 12:36:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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A bit of a reach? ... Hardly. Do you realize how the born alive children die in the killing method known as induced labor abortion, which Barack Obama worked hard to protect in Illinois?

And I watch CSI for intertainment because of my decades in the medical industry.

4 posted on 10/24/2008 12:40:25 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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And yes, I know entertainment was spelled ‘oddly’ in the post to you.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 12:41:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: JennysCool
You know why Baskin-Robbins offers 31 Flavors?

We all like something different!

LiteKeeper
Avid CSI fan

6 posted on 10/24/2008 12:44:16 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: MHGinTN

I too watch CSI as I find the science interesting, however they often get on their little soapboxes, and amazingly they never seem to push conservative causes. Then again, if they did I would probably fall over dead!
I have to admit, I’m getting a little tired of some of the characters. I was sorry they killed of Warrick as I liked him, and I was sorry they brought back Jorga whatshername as I find her whiny.
I much prefer NCIS and Bones (altho both also have their stupid soapboxes).


7 posted on 10/24/2008 12:49:53 PM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: JennysCool
And why would ANYONE feel the need to watch CBS, except for football?

Actually, there are one or two network shows that I quite like. I think NCIS (CBS) occasionally has episodes that are nearly as well written as "The Rockford Files" of another lifetime.

Regarding football, my disclaimer is there were days, in another lifetime, when I planned my angst level for the week depending on the fortunes of the Vikings.

Also, among quotable quotes came this gem: When the Bills were en route to losing their third or fourth Super Bowl, some reporter wearing clown shoes asked Marv Levy during a pre-game ritual grilling, "Is this Superbowl 'must win'?" I became a life long fan of Levy when he replied, "World War II was 'must win.'"

These days I'd rather watch paint dry than watch a Viking game. Dennis Green and the minions of that era and beyond took the fun out of expending any emotional caital in that direction. I haven't been able to get back into it since then.

I will allow that CBS is pretty much a collection of pimple headed pumpkin rollers.

8 posted on 10/24/2008 1:06:38 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Lavrenty Beria

ping ... please don’t vote for such a man.


9 posted on 10/24/2008 1:16:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

“I watched the end of that episode with tears in my old eyes, pleading in my mind for the little one to breathe.”
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Old fool....why would you watch such garbage in the first place?


10 posted on 10/24/2008 1:20:02 PM PDT by cowdog77 ("Are there any brave men left in Washington, or are they all cowards?")
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To: MHGinTN

Get ahold of yourself MHG....don’t set these unclean things before your eyes. Stay on target...and remember Who is in control.


11 posted on 10/24/2008 1:25:17 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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Yes, I’m an old fool for the little ones: “The tears were because I was thinking of how a viewing audience can be manipulated to cheer for that little boy to recover from the carbon monoxide and breathe, yet Barack Obama worked hard in the Illinois legislature to protect killing born alive infants —completely separated from the mother’s body— via forced suffocation of preemie babies left unattended to die alone.”


12 posted on 10/24/2008 1:33:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I stopped watching CSI after they ran an episode about a sicko that replicated some of the old Nazi human experiments. It was graphic and disgusting. I’ve also tried to watch Bones a couple of times but it was also very graphic. I just don’t understand why these shows have to be so gory. And why do they have to be about serial killers or deranged perverts that kill people in the nastiest way possible? It’s just sick and I choose not to watch it anymore.


13 posted on 10/24/2008 1:33:23 PM PDT by Evie Munchkin (GO SARAH GO!)
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If the media wanted to care about the little ones, they could change the complexion, the perception, the embrace of abortion issues. They could, with such expert writers, image the preciousness of the alive unborn and just born alive infants, and end the empowerment of democrats who use the abortion of alive children for their capital.


14 posted on 10/24/2008 1:36:11 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I think it’s a reach because you’re missing the important emotional difference.

The kid in the TV show was a character specifically designed to create empathy in the audience. Aborted kids, born alive or otherwise, are basically a statistic. Even though the aborted kids are real they don’t feel real to the majority of people. The human mind isn’t good at grasping large numbers, and it’s really not good at turning number (even small ones) into objects of empathy. Aborted kids are “faceless”, it takes either a strong empathic nature or mental effort to link to them. TV show characters have faces, it’s really easy to empathize with them, that’s the whole point of the story.


15 posted on 10/24/2008 1:40:07 PM PDT by dilvish
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To: MHGinTN

life


16 posted on 10/24/2008 1:43:10 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: brytlea

I think the new girl is going to replace Jorja as the love interest ;)


17 posted on 10/24/2008 1:46:55 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: dilvish

Thanks for your reply, n00bie, but the abortion murdered children are the real and the TV the imagined. The point is, these program venues could change the course of our nation, from the evil Barack Obama protected in Illinois, to embrace the lives of these little ones, these real human beings.


18 posted on 10/24/2008 1:50:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Evie Munchkin
Watch "The Closer" on TNT...lots of comic relief, not quite as much gore.

Link

19 posted on 10/24/2008 1:51:07 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: MHGinTN

Why are you getting insulting? I didn’t say anything even slightly rude to you or deprecating to your position. I simply pointed out why people are more able to identify with TV characters they see than real people they don’t. Really there’s no reason to start throwing around n00bie crap.

I don’t think the TV venue could change any of that. You still have the basic that abortion kids are “faceless” to the masses and won’t generate empathy. They are real human being but they don’t FEEL real to most people, and ni this case it’s the feeling that matter.


20 posted on 10/24/2008 1:55:21 PM PDT by dilvish
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