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Re: Jackass,Viacom&CBS

Bob, you know my answer: the market sets the standards.  There are lots of
things that broadcasters could do that would draw an audience that they
don't do because of the negative backlash would result.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

----- Original Message -----
From: <Jibguy@aol.com>
To: <dib9@gwi.net>; <boston-radio-interest@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>;
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: Jackass,Viacom&CBS

> In a message dated 6/1/01 11:28:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, dib9@gwi.net
> writes:
> << Just to clarify:  I never said that the media shouldn't have standards.
>  My objection is a standard being set in a courtroom (or by the
>  Or the standard being that you can't broadcast anything that a 15 year
>  might imitate and get injured.
>   >>
> We all know that the media will not set any standards for itself at all
> (unless they fear possible stricter government-set or court-set
> So, without any courtroom- or government-set standards, WHO WILL set any
> standards?    You DO say that you believe there should be
> You say the broadcasters SHOULD .... (they won't)
> You say the courtroom SHOULDN'T
> You say the government SHOULDN'T.
> I'm confused......
> -------jibguy