'Stars Earn Stripes' - Criticized by coven of Nobel Prize winners

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    sounds kind of lame to me. I am stretching to remember their critique of Obama ala lauding Osamas killing, drone attacks etc.....most especially because he was given a Nobel....oh wait, I get it now...;)



    'Stars Earn Stripes'



    Review of NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes | Entertainment | TIME.com





    NBC defends ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ show after Nobel laureates including Tutu criticize it



    By Associated Press, Published: August 13

    NEW YORK — NBC is defending its new series “Stars Earn Stripes” after nine Nobel Peace Prize winners complained the show treats military maneuvers like athletic events.

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates protested Monday in an open letter that the show glorifies war and armed violence.

    NBC says the show isn’t “a glorification of war, but a glorification of service.”

    The series premieres on NBC on Monday night. It pairs celebrity participants with U.S. military personnel for simulated military challenges.

    The letter was sent to NBC boss Robert Greenblatt and others connected with the show. It declares “preparing for war is neither amusing nor entertaining.” It calls for NBC to stop airing the series.



    http://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...ba17a2-e587-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_story.html
     
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    The Nobel process is a shame so screw them.

    The show though was good. Lots of action, some eye candy, a Navy Corpsman, and Todd Palin showing the world what a stud he is.

    I look forward to the next episode.
     
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    :lol: I caught the beginning of that and he WAS a stud!




    We ended up turning the channel after the first commercial break though...
     
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    Didnt we just have the olympics? Do these people know what most of the core olympic sports are descendents of?

    Ill give you an easy one.... Javalin throw.
     
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    They are progressives and progressives hate soldiers.....No wonder they hate the show...
     
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    I watched the whole thing. It is scripted and the live fire and explosions are obviously controlled but I was entertained. I'm not a big Wesley Clark fan but thought his role was decently played. The WWE diva is a stunner and she did better physically than I thought she would. Picabo Street is not aging well but she did good as well.
     
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    Ar you all going to pretend that this "reality show" is NOT a huge and nasty loughey spat directly in the faces of REAL soldiers?

    There is no low too low for you.
     
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    coven?
     
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    I spent 26 years as a "real" soldier, actually Navy Corpsman, and the prior military on the show did their time as well. The celebrities are playing for military and law enforcement charities.

    If you don't like the show, don't watch it.
     
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    Yeah, I don't get why people are so outraged over it... :dunno:

    From what I saw, it didn't seem like a glorification of war or a glorification of violence, but more a glorification of service and an appreciation for what a soldier endures...



     

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