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15th Feb '18 3:43:33 PM TheGreenHerring
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* In 2008, Pieter De Crem, former Belgian Defense Minister, told the Belgian Parliament that [[http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/28/when-everyone-is-a-blogger-nothing-you-say-is-off-the-record/ blogging is a "dangerous phenomenon" that "exceeds mud-slinging,"]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor which is why he got a New York-based blogger fired from her job as a bartender.]] Her crime? Blogging about De Crem and his aides getting plastered in her bar. [[SkewedPriorities On taxpayer's money.]]

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* In 2008, Pieter De Crem, former then the Belgian Defense Minister, told the Belgian Parliament that [[http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/28/when-everyone-is-a-blogger-nothing-you-say-is-off-the-record/ blogging is a "dangerous phenomenon" that "exceeds mud-slinging,"]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor which is why he got a New York-based blogger fired from her job as a bartender.]] Her crime? Blogging about De Crem and his aides getting plastered in her bar. [[SkewedPriorities On taxpayer's money.]]
15th Feb '18 3:42:16 PM TheGreenHerring
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* Pieter De Crem, the Belgian Defense Minister, has made it known to the Belgian Parliament that [[http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/28/when-everyone-is-a-blogger-nothing-you-say-is-off-the-record/ blogging is a "dangerous phenomenon" that "exceeds mud-slinging,"]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor which is why he got a New York-based blogger fired from her job as a bartender.]] Her crime? Blogging about De Crem and his aides getting plastered in her bar. [[SkewedPriorities On taxpayer's money.]]

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* In 2008, Pieter De Crem, the former Belgian Defense Minister, has made it known to told the Belgian Parliament that [[http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/28/when-everyone-is-a-blogger-nothing-you-say-is-off-the-record/ blogging is a "dangerous phenomenon" that "exceeds mud-slinging,"]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor which is why he got a New York-based blogger fired from her job as a bartender.]] Her crime? Blogging about De Crem and his aides getting plastered in her bar. [[SkewedPriorities On taxpayer's money.]]
7th Feb '18 5:47:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Supposedly, there was an initiative in Congress during the early 1900s to ban jazz music because it was "a bad influence".\

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* Supposedly, there was an initiative in Congress during the early 1900s to ban jazz music because it was "a bad influence".\
6th Feb '18 3:27:12 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Supposedly, there was an initiative in Congress during the early 1900s to ban jazz music because it was "a bad influence".\\

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* Supposedly, there was an initiative in Congress during the early 1900s to ban jazz music because it was "a bad influence".\\\
31st Jan '18 11:48:20 AM Rhomega3
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In Belgium there was oddly enough no moral panic against it. Though the fact that Belgium barely had anything at that point (most popular Belgian music that was not jazz was foreign) and that a few of the very important revolutions occurred on Belgian soil (such as the invention of the saxophone). The government would be eager to fund anything that was even the slightest bit nationalistic.

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** In Belgium there was oddly enough no moral panic against it. Though the fact that Belgium barely had anything at that point (most popular Belgian music that was not jazz was foreign) and that a few of the very important revolutions occurred on Belgian soil (such as the invention of the saxophone). The government would be eager to fund anything that was even the slightest bit nationalistic.
30th Jan '18 4:47:48 PM nombretomado
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* In the UK, the problem wasn't with Television (Creator/TheBBC commanded too much respect for that), but with ''Commercial Television'' (read:[[MisplacedNationalism American television]]). In the 50s, when the idea of Creator/{{ITV}} was put forward, people started to predict terrible things, as the companies would aim at the lowest common denominator. This led many of the stations of ITV in the 60s being as strait laced as the BBC, for a while anyway. The guardians did have a point when ITV did eventually aim at the lowest common denominator.

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* In the UK, the problem wasn't with Television (Creator/TheBBC commanded too much respect for that), but with ''Commercial Television'' (read:[[MisplacedNationalism (read:[[UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism American television]]). In the 50s, when the idea of Creator/{{ITV}} was put forward, people started to predict terrible things, as the companies would aim at the lowest common denominator. This led many of the stations of ITV in the 60s being as strait laced as the BBC, for a while anyway. The guardians did have a point when ITV did eventually aim at the lowest common denominator.
26th Jan '18 1:31:31 AM Cryoclaste
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** FCC chairman Newton Minow's 1961 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_Speech "Vast Wasteland" speech]] really wasn't all that important in the long run, was probably a decade too late to have the maximum impact, and unfair: you can take any medium and make it look bad by emphasizing the more vulgar output, not to mention that he illustrated the idea with the idea of staying through one station's daily broadcast schedule without using any discretion of choosing what to watch or even changing channels for alternatives. Plus, Minow's point was to remind TV broadcasters of their duty to the public, not a blanket condemnation of all television. Earlier in the speech he even said "When television is good, nothing -- not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers -- nothing is better," and even admitted to being a fan of ''TheTwilightZone.'' So why was it considered such a landmark speech? Because the print media was terrified of TV taking their audience away, so naturally they considered a government official delivering a TakeThat to television to be a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and gave the speech maximum exposure.

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** FCC chairman Newton Minow's 1961 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_Speech "Vast Wasteland" speech]] really wasn't all that important in the long run, was probably a decade too late to have the maximum impact, and unfair: you can take any medium and make it look bad by emphasizing the more vulgar output, not to mention that he illustrated the idea with the idea of staying through one station's daily broadcast schedule without using any discretion of choosing what to watch or even changing channels for alternatives. Plus, Minow's point was to remind TV broadcasters of their duty to the public, not a blanket condemnation of all television. Earlier in the speech he even said "When television is good, nothing -- not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers -- nothing is better," and even admitted to being a fan of ''TheTwilightZone.''Franchise/TheTwilightZone.'' So why was it considered such a landmark speech? Because the print media was terrified of TV taking their audience away, so naturally they considered a government official delivering a TakeThat to television to be a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and gave the speech maximum exposure.



* Much of ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' was just Creator/RayBradbury ranting about how television (and radios with headphones?) would dumb Americans down, destroy literature, ruin marriages, cause violence, and ultimately kill everyone because nobody took war seriously. Nevermind that Bradbury (much like Roald Dahl) wrote many adaptations of his own stories for TV shows like ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone''...Not to mention a ''video game'' based on said book.

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* Much of ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' was just Creator/RayBradbury ranting about how television (and radios with headphones?) would dumb Americans down, destroy literature, ruin marriages, cause violence, and ultimately kill everyone because nobody took war seriously. Nevermind that Bradbury (much like Roald Dahl) wrote many adaptations of his own stories for TV shows like ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone''...''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''...Not to mention a ''video game'' based on said book.
25th Jan '18 4:20:29 PM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/AllTheWorldsAStage'': Literature/ErastFandorin thinks the "cinematograph" will render theatrical productions obsolete (the novel is set in 1911),
21st Jan '18 11:28:29 AM nombretomado
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* LouisCK [[http://gawker.com/louis-c-k-s-explanation-of-why-he-hates-smartphones-is-1354954625@richjuz believes that smartphones]] make [[KidsAreCruel kids empathize less with their peers, making them meaner,]] and feeds a culture of being needy for attention or distraction.

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* LouisCK Creator/LouisCK [[http://gawker.com/louis-c-k-s-explanation-of-why-he-hates-smartphones-is-1354954625@richjuz believes that smartphones]] make [[KidsAreCruel kids empathize less with their peers, making them meaner,]] and feeds a culture of being needy for attention or distraction.
12th Jan '18 11:05:55 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Hey, put the laptop down for a while,\\

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* Music/{{Moby}} and the Void Pacific Choir made a song that may as well be the theme song of this entire trope, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VASywEuqFd8&ab_channel=Moby Are You Lost in the World Like Me?]]", which ironically was liked on Buzzfeed and [=YouTube=] quite a lot.



* "Moby & the voice specific choir" made a song that may as well be the theme song of this entire trope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VASywEuqFd8&ab_channel=Moby which ironically was liked on buzzfeed and youtube quite a lot.
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