Farewell, Loud and Annoying TV Ads: The CALM Act Becomes the Law of the Land

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    By Josh SanburnDec. 13, 20125 Follow @TIMEBusiness TV Ad Volume Turned Down by FCC | TIME.com

    I wish they'd passed it BEFORE we were deluged with all those disgusting political ads.

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    Hate government regulation.

    Totally support this.
     
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    Can anyone get Al Sharpton to do his MSNBC show in a normal speaking voice.
    That would be cool...
     
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    I've wondered with all the technology today's TVs have why some sort of volume regulator isn't built it that would lower the volume if a loud commercial came on and then return it to the level the viewer had it at for listening to the programming.
     
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    Won't happen as that would mean we wouldn't need government to regulate it! m:confused:
     
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    Impossible I'm afraid. Sharpton launches every sentence like a North Korean missile and intones as if he's addressing the only person left in the back of the room, who has already turned to walk out the door. I can't believe anyone gave him a TV job, let alone a recurring one. His mic should be locked on permanent "mute" and a voice track subbed in by volunteer comedians peppered with barnyard body noises.

    I guess in this case the new law will allow commercials to come up to Al's level.
     

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