F*** The FCC Pt.2: Saving Private Ryan Pulled By Fearful ABC Affiliates

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    they're worried the FCC's new micromanagement decency guidelines will cost them something fierce in the pocket. can we say spineless PC? where's the FCC when MTV is talking about teenagers and "money shots" at 3 pm after school? Leave the war movie alone and let some kids and adults get reminded of the hell of war and what folks in Iraq and other places are going through.

     
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    Saving Private Ryan should be required viewing for every resident of the USA.
     
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    yep.

    did you see it in the theaters when it first came out? i was in awe of the silent respect my fellow teenagers (at the time i was like 15-16) gave the older veterans in the theater who were weeping in the beginning and the end. matter of fact, there was a whole lot of baby boomers in there (and us) who were deeply affected by it as well.
     
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    Oh yeah I saw it alright. Wasn't my war, but I could relate. We Were Soldiers Once had a big impact on me and is another movie that should be mandatory viewing.
     
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    that was a damn great movie too.
     
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    I own the DVD. If you haven't seen it (the DVD I mean) I highly recommend getting it. They have a making of thing in the special features section that includes an interview with the real Hal Moore.
     
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    I read the book, one of the best on Viet Nam I've ever read.
     
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    My dad said that "We Were Soldiers" is the closest to real life of any of the Vietnam war movies. I thought it was very uplifting compared to the usual soldiers are evil movies that are out there for vietnam.
     
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    As for this BS with saving private ryan. They showed schindlers list UNCUT!!! Thats a disturbing movie. IT haunts you.

    Saving private ryan is at least uplifitng and shows the real graphic nature of war instead of a pussified version hollywood gives you. I get their Deal here. FCC is completely hypocritical.
     
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    Insein,

    I was just about to say the same thing.

    Schindler's List was shown uncut and uncensored and WITHOUT COMMERCIALS...warnings were given to parent's throughout and nobody said boo.

    Apparently we can talk about the Holocaust...but paying homage to the tremendous sacrifices our fathers and grandfathers made for us is just too much.

    And people will scream that its the conservatives fault because of the hulabaloo about Janet Jackson's breast....NEVER putting together that there just MIGHT be a difference between a woman having her clothers ripped off on a live TV event with no warning or rating...and a beautiful picture that recreates with haunting accuracy, one of the most earthchanging wars of all time.

    Sigh...
     

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