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Discussion in 'Politics' started by CA95380, Sep 28, 2008.

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    oh man, another conspiracy
     
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    "The democrats are sub divided into 3 factions: 'the new left', 'the old left', and 'what's left?'"
    :lol::lol::lol:

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    This was well known at the time it happened.

    Yes the Smothers Bothers show was cutting edge political satire at the time, and yes, NIXXON's henchemen did apply pressure for CBS to shut it down.

    It was, at the time, one of, if not THE most popular program on TV, folks.

    Still, CBS shut it down at the height of its popularity.

    Why?

    They were afraid of what NiXXon's henchmen could do to the network, had they not.

    Conspiracy?

    No.

    Politics as usual.
     
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    Unless you can specifically prove the above, it is conspiracy.. So.. Whatcha got?
     
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    It wasn't a conspiracy, Shattered.

    It was just government overstepping its authority by using it regulatory powers to threaten a corporation.

    No conspiracy was necessary.
     
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    Maybe it was as simple as the owners of a few defense contractors and a few oil companies asking a favor of the owner of CBS over a brandy and a Cuban cigar at the club one evening...

    -Joe
     
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    "Rumor has it"?
     
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    politics had nothing to do with it. the show was pissing off affilliates and sponsors big time. CBS told them to submit finished shows in time for the CBS censor to pull out anything "objectionable". The Smothers didn't do it (good for them) and the show was cancelled. It was a damn shame but the govt had nothing to do with it.

    are you this gullible in real life?
     

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