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  •  Thanks also to CBS (7+ / 0-)

    ...for insisting we watch a FUCKING COMMERCIAL before their video coverage starts.

    Yet more proof that US consumerism has its head up its ass.

    I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

    by Pragmatus on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 01:57:08 PM PDT

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    •  Oh come on... (3+ / 0-)
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      That's automatically coded in to all embedded video clips so the news organizations can pay their employees.  Is that really something to give a shit about right now?

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        Is that really something to give a shit about right now?
        Well, you obviously are giving a shit.

        Commercials aren't "automatically coded" into all video clips.  Someone always has to actually decide to include advertising.  When the Newtown story broke most media, to their credit, who posted video DID NOT subject viewers to crass sales pitches before the reporting started.  So it's always a decision on the part of the media outlet.  In this case, some clod at CBS made a decision to frame their "news bulletin" with sales claptrap.

        I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

        by Pragmatus on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 06:46:22 PM PDT

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