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(Entertainment Weekly)   Major American network executives believe viewers would rather watch Hawaii Five-O reruns than speeches by Ann Romney and Jeb Bush   (watching-tv.ew.com) divider line 200
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2012-08-25 09:27:17 PM  
book em danno.
 
2012-08-25 09:48:18 PM  
Yeah, I have to admit they have a point. Given a choice between Grace Park and Anne Romney, I'm gonna want to look at the one who isn't an absolutely horrible human being.
 
2012-08-25 09:50:33 PM  
I wouldn't be too worried, I'm sure there will be at least one channel that will cover it.
 
2012-08-25 09:51:09 PM  
Tits...? Or self-congratulatory speeches...?

Hm...
 
2012-08-25 09:51:47 PM  

FloydA: Yeah, I have to admit they have a point. Given a choice between Grace Park and Anne Romney, I'm gonna want to look at the one who isn't an absolutely horrible human being.


Well, Grace Park DID shoot Commander Adama...
 
2012-08-25 09:57:35 PM  

FloydA: Yeah, I have to admit they have a point. Given a choice between Grace Park and Anne Romney, I'm gonna want to look at the one who isn't an absolutely horrible human being.


I dunno, seeing her pretend to be an average American is pretty damn funny when it isn't infuriating. She's incredibly bad at acting in any way that doesn't convey how little she thinks of anyone who doesn't have a hundred million dollars.
 
2012-08-25 10:25:54 PM  
So the hurricane is really God's way of getting Ann on the air. Oh, what mysterious ways He has!
 
2012-08-25 11:47:02 PM  
NBC will be showing a Law and Order:SVU rerun that deals with non-legitimate rape.
 
2012-08-26 12:08:07 AM  
I'd rather watch paint dry while polka music as interpreted by Skrillex plays in the background, than even 1 second of the Republican Convention.
 
2012-08-26 12:48:56 AM  
They're right.
 
2012-08-26 12:58:38 AM  
You young kids, you don't know what it was like during convention time in the 70's. We only had like 5 channels back then. The 3 networks, an independent station, and a PBS station. When convention time came and you didn't want to watch the convention....well f*ck you, you gotta watch it, nothing else on. How about I go on the internet? Oh, no internet. How about I watch a video. Oh, no videos. I'll watch cable. Oh, no cable. I'll watch Netflix. Oh, no Netflix. I hated convention time. Still do. At least now I have hundreds of alternatives of things to watch.
 
2012-08-26 01:49:33 AM  
It's Ken Tucker, who is hardly a conservative, and he has a point: The people in charge of our public airwaves don't think the public want to see a convention that challenges our current Administration.

When people complain about US voters being misinformed, this is one of the reasons. Come vote day, most voters will be responding to paid ads instead of coverage about each party platform.

Also, if any of the networks actually carry coverage of the Democratic National Convention, then it plays very well into the "bias" argument.
 
2012-08-26 01:56:27 AM  

Lsherm: It's Ken Tucker, who is hardly a conservative, and he has a point: The people in charge of our public airwaves don't think the public want to see a convention that challenges our current Administration.


Fixed it for you. And do you really believe a speech by Ann Romney or Jeb Bush would inform anybody?
 
2012-08-26 02:04:07 AM  
It looks like Grace Park is on a new show coming this fall...looks like no more reason to watch Hawaii 5-O... Without grat shots of her in a bikini nothing about that show can hold my attention. Unless they some how introduce Kelly Hu to the show...or maybe Shu Qi, or possibly Zhang Ziyi....Mmmmm, asian girls...
 
2012-08-26 02:05:01 AM  

Lsherm: It's Ken Tucker, who is hardly a conservative, and he has a point: The people in charge of our public airwaves don't think the public want to see a convention that challenges our current Administration.

When people complain about US voters being misinformed, this is one of the reasons.

.


You really think any factual information comes out of the conventions? It's all either lies, platitudes, or strawmen of what the other party believes. The conventions are nothing but a chance to try and raise their get out the vote efforts for people already voting for their party.
 
2012-08-26 02:08:26 AM  
fta As a piece of oratory, this speech may not carry important policy news, but as a glimpse into the expression of the thoughts and emotions of a possible First Lady, this is a moment of TV drama that surely rivals a Castle rerun.

The thoughts and emotions of someone who will soon enter a cookie contest with Michelle Obama are unimportant. That Ann Romney may soon have a job telling kids to "Just Say No" or "Eat A Carrot, Tubby" doesn't make her thoughts or emotions important or interesting.
 
2012-08-26 02:09:02 AM  

m3000: Lsherm: It's Ken Tucker, who is hardly a conservative, and he has a point: The people in charge of our public airwaves don't think the public want to see a convention that challenges our current Administration.

When people complain about US voters being misinformed, this is one of the reasons.
.

You really think any factual information comes out of the conventions? It's all either lies, platitudes, or strawmen of what the other party believes. The conventions are nothing but a chance to try and raise their get out the vote efforts for people already voting for their party.


Yes, this is all true, however, both conventions should be broadcast in their entirety.
 
2012-08-26 02:10:37 AM  
Gee, another story that should have stayed on the entertainment page...
 
2012-08-26 02:10:51 AM  
Jeb's worth watching, at least if he's ornery that day.
 
2012-08-26 02:15:40 AM  
I'm sure it will be on at least 6 of my stations
 
2012-08-26 02:16:16 AM  
It's not like actual issues will be discussed at the conventions. It's just a pageant. I see no need for them to be on every channel.
 
2012-08-26 02:16:41 AM  
They should show it, in all of its twisted glory. Let everybody see what a bunch of nutcases those who run the Republican party have become. Nothing but conspiracy theorists, Wall St. sycophants, and bible thumpers whose beliefs are nearly indistinguishable from the Taliban. The American people have the right to see this, to see just how farked up these people really are. The networks are doing the GOP a favor by not showing this crap. People who think otherwise are kidding themselves.
 
2012-08-26 02:18:32 AM  
Hell, I'd rather watch Who's the Boss? reruns.
 
2012-08-26 02:21:02 AM  
If you're going to base your vote on what Mrs. Swiss Bank Account and Jeb "W Ruined My Career" Bush say at the Republican convention, you shouldn't be voting in the first place.
 
2012-08-26 02:21:28 AM  
And they are correct.

/good use of obvious tag, subby
 
2012-08-26 02:22:22 AM  
I'd rather watch ice melt than a speech by Ann Romney.

As for Huckabee, I'm pretty sure you can catch his same speech over and over again weekend evenings on Fox.
 
2012-08-26 02:23:00 AM  

Lsherm: When people complain about US voters being misinformed, this is one of the reasons. Come vote day, most voters will be responding to paid ads instead of coverage about each party platform.


When the Republican Party's strategy is no longer to lie so much that fact checking becomes too burdensome for the people whose job it is to factcheck, let alone the average freaking citizen, you will have a point.

Until then, the more people who watch this crap, the less infromed we are.
 
2012-08-26 02:23:04 AM  

Farker Soze: Hell, I'd rather watch Who's the Boss? reruns.


I agree. Young Alyssa Milano in seasons 6-7. Mmmm.
 
2012-08-26 02:25:18 AM  

m3000: Lsherm: It's Ken Tucker, who is hardly a conservative, and he has a point: The people in charge of our public airwaves don't think the public want to see a convention that challenges our current Administration.

When people complain about US voters being misinformed, this is one of the reasons.

.

You really think any factual information comes out of the conventions? It's all either lies, platitudes, or strawmen of what the other party believes. The conventions are nothing but a chance to try and raise their get out the vote efforts for people already voting for their party.


No, but it's part of our political process. The vast majority of voters won't be in Florida next week, so they deserve to see it. Same thing when the Democrats are in North Carolina.

It's information, regardless of how it's spun.
 
2012-08-26 02:25:22 AM  
Lessee, we can watch:

images.politico.com

and

saintpetersblog.com

or we can watch:

static.igossip.com
 
2012-08-26 02:26:22 AM  
Why won't you people stop hounding us?!
 
2012-08-26 02:26:59 AM  

LucklessWonder: Farker Soze: Hell, I'd rather watch Who's the Boss? reruns.

I agree. Young Alyssa Milano in seasons 6-7. Mmmm.


That late? Nah, too old.
 
2012-08-26 02:28:27 AM  
I got all excited until I saw this wasn't referring to the original Hawaii Five-0.
 
2012-08-26 02:36:32 AM  
Two completely inconsequential people, preempted by a completely inconsequential TV program.
 
2012-08-26 02:38:14 AM  

BMulligan: Two completely inconsequential people, preempted by a completely inconsequential TV program.


But is has the name of a previously popular show! It's GOTTA be a winner...
 
2012-08-26 02:38:34 AM  
And it turns out... not so much. They just told the California delegation the convention will not start until Tuesday anyway (Isaac has other plans foe west Florida, it seems)... so not even the cable news will carry any of Monday's convention speeches. Here.
 
2012-08-26 02:40:14 AM  
Republican National Convention President and CEO Bill Harris: "Our chief priority is the safety of the residents of Florida, of those visiting the Convention, and all those in Gulf Coast states who may be impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac. We have been working closely with the campaign, the party, and state and local officials for months to ensure a successful, enjoyable convention. Federal, state and local officials assure us that they are prepared to respond, if needed, and the scheduling changes we are announcing today will help ensure the continued safety of all participants - our foremost concern. We are also committed to keeping the delegates and guests of the convention well informed about the situation, and we will continue providing updates in the hours and days ahead."

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus: "Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th. After consulting with Governor Scott, NOAA and local emergency management officials, we are optimistic that we will begin an exciting, robust convention that will nominate the Romney-Ryan ticket."
 
2012-08-26 02:44:05 AM  

VibroCount: Lessee, we can watch:

[images.politico.com image 605x328]

and

[saintpetersblog.com image 300x426]

or we can watch:

[static.igossip.com image 458x568]


Clearly,Grace Park has nothing on the charisma,boldness and raw sensuality of Ann Romney!*

*Am I doing this right?
 
2012-08-26 02:44:11 AM  
I'd watch a 3 hour block of Whitney before watching any RNC speeches.
 
2012-08-26 02:45:15 AM  
I can't imagine wasting my time watching a convention (either one). It's bad enough we can't escape political ads everywhere right now, I'm not going to willingly sit through one that lasts for hours.
 
2012-08-26 02:45:47 AM  
The invisible hand of the free market has made its call
 
2012-08-26 02:46:10 AM  

Lsherm: m3000: Lsherm: It's Ken Tucker, who is hardly a conservative, and he has a point: The people in charge of our public airwaves don't think the public want to see a convention that challenges our current Administration.

When people complain about US voters being misinformed, this is one of the reasons.

.

You really think any factual information comes out of the conventions? It's all either lies, platitudes, or strawmen of what the other party believes. The conventions are nothing but a chance to try and raise their get out the vote efforts for people already voting for their party.

No, but it's part of our political process. The vast majority of voters won't be in Florida next week, so they deserve to see it. Same thing when the Democrats are in North Carolina.

It's information, regardless of how it's spun.


You know who else liked to spread misinformation?
 
2012-08-26 02:49:15 AM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I'd watch a 3 hour block of Whitney before watching any RNC speeches.



Whoa,whoa,whoa....No one deserves to endure that much masochism.
 
2012-08-26 02:53:04 AM  
I would sooner stick a fork in my eye than to listen to any of if from either party.
They are disingenuous liars and insult my intelligence.
It doesn't matter to me what they air because I won't be watching that either.
 
2012-08-26 02:53:39 AM  
Damn you free market!!
 
2012-08-26 02:54:27 AM  
Let's see, reasons to want to listen to someone speak:
A) They are smart
B) They are funny
C) They are being informative
D) They are hot and you would eventually like to have sex with them

Sorry, I don't think either of those two meet the criteria.
 
2012-08-26 02:56:29 AM  
Meh. The truly pro-Obama thing to do would be to broadcast Queen Anne talking on a loop. "Us people" in the colonies don't cotton to having royalty in our midst.
 
2012-08-26 02:56:54 AM  
I would rather watch "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child" than a speech by Ann Romney.

/Thankfully, I got rid of cable so i won't have to put up with either
 
2012-08-26 02:59:58 AM  
...And the networks would be right. I'd rather watch a show that only has paid political crap blaring every 6-8 minutes.

/They should treat the conventions (both parties) like a Miss America pageant
 
2012-08-26 03:02:51 AM  

Wolf892: It looks like Grace Park is on a new show coming this fall...looks like no more reason to watch Hawaii 5-O... Without grat shots of her in a bikini nothing about that show can hold my attention. Unless they some how introduce Kelly Hu to the show...or maybe Shu Qi, or possibly Zhang Ziyi....Mmmmm, asian girls...


Pretty sure Grace is still on H50 (at least pics from the set would seem to indicate that). Are you thinking of Lucy Liu in "Elementary"? Because that would be funny...
 
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