CBS Statement Regarding 'The Reagans'

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    Not sure where to post this one, but figured here was as good as any other place! I'm glad they dumped it, it seemed like there was some sort of 'agenda' behind the portrayal from what I read.
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    NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "CBS will not broadcast THE REAGANS on November 16 and 18. This decision is based solely on our reaction to seeing the final film, not the controversy that erupted around a draft of the script.

    Although the mini-series features impressive production values and acting performances, and although the producers have sources to verify each scene in the script, we believe it does not present a balanced portrayal of the Reagans for CBS and its audience. Subsequent edits that we considered did not address those concerns.

    A free broadcast network, available to all over the public airwaves, has different standards than media the public must pay to view. We do, however, recognize and respect the filmmakers' right to have their voice heard and their film seen. As such, we have reached an agreement to license the exhibition rights for the film to Showtime, a subscriber-based, pay-cable network. We believe this is a solution that benefits everyone involved.

    This was not an easy decision to make. CBS does tackle controversial subjects and provide tough assessments of prominent historical figures and events, as we did with films such as 'Jesus,' '9-11' and 'Hitler.' We will continue to do so in the future."
     
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    Here is what Barbara Streisand had to say:

    http://barbrastreisand.com/statements.html

    She is a fucking idiot and I hope she dies. I'm sorry if anyone is offended by that, but I hate that bitch. She should stick to her shitty music. You'll notice this page is full of her political views.
     
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    Gotta agree with you here!
     
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    Going to that site would hurt my eyes more than some of those pictures Janeen posts of obese women.
     
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    hahahahha! you guys know you love them! :)
     
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    What a joke! CBS bowed to pressure from the Reagan is God right. James Brolin is a respected actor. Who do you on the right think should've played Reagan? Perhaps Arnold Schwarzeneggar?
     
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    What does the actor have to do with this? Nobody complained about that at all. The complaints were over portrayals of incorrect incidents.
     
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    You know, if their depiction of the Reagans had been at all
    true, maybe you'd have a reason to whine. But they
    admitted they were lying, after first trying to present their
    show as something historically accurate.

    They didn't have the guts to go after someone who might
    be able to defend himself from their attacks. Instead
    they decided to go after an Alzheimer's victim and his
    troubled wife.

    I thought liberals were all into boosting self-esteem and for
    treating people as equals.

    Looks like I was wrong.

    It's just not fair if you can't tell mean lies about people
    you're politically opposed to!

    Now, as for Barbara Streisand...

    The woman is obviously unbalanced.
    Any woman who would reject the advances of Elvis
    Presley, but slobber all over a man like Bill Clinton
    is damaged.
     
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    I would have been fine with the show running on CBS... as long as there was a crawl going across the screen during the entire show stating something like "The dialouge and actions taken by the Reagans in this show is total fiction, and should not be taken seriously."
     
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    I recall that bitch stating that if Bush won the election - she would leave the USA - when is that boat shoving off??
     

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