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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:45 pm
 


Title: FCC slaps 6-figure fines on �The Walking Dead,� �Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Posted By: Martin15
Date: 2019-08-19 13:39:52


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:45 pm
 


Hmm, couldn't happen to a bigger asshole.

Or could it ? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:09 pm
 


Martin15 wrote:
Hmm, couldn't happen to a bigger asshole.

Or could it ? :lol:


It could, it didn’t happen to Trump or anyone at Fox News


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:15 pm
 


Poor lefties getting fined for sounding false alarm. Probably thought it was funny


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 pm
 


Considering it was in the middle of a comedy bit, it was funny. Does someone actually think that people were false alarmed when the heard the tone? Instead of, you know, looking up at the tv and realizing that was in the middle of a show?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:31 pm
 


xerxes wrote:
Considering it was in the middle of a comedy bit, it was funny. Does someone actually think that people were false alarmed when the heard the tone? Instead of, you know, looking up at the tv and realizing that was in the middle of a show?


Your explanation / deflection fails at the FCC. :P


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:30 am
 


xerxes wrote:
Considering it was in the middle of a comedy bit, it was funny. Does someone actually think that people were false alarmed when the heard the tone? Instead of, you know, looking up at the tv and realizing that was in the middle of a show?
It's the law. US broadcasters are not allowed to use that tone for any other purpose than a genuine alert.

The Walking Dead isn't a comedy and couple of others that got zapped were radio stations. Kind'a hard to look up and see what's happening on the radio.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:51 am
 


I hear something like a siren on the car radio I'm looking around for a cop or fire truck. I can see people being startled and worried by it wondering if something is happening but the TV screen isn't switching over.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:12 am
 


xerxes wrote:
Considering it was in the middle of a comedy bit, it was funny. Does someone actually think that people were false alarmed when the heard the tone? Instead of, you know, looking up at the tv and realizing that was in the middle of a show?


I can see it from both sides, and I'm kind of curious how movies like Knowing can use it without getting a fine. Without having seen the offending clips, I'm of the mind that it's best to side with the FCC on the over-cautious side.

I remember turning on the TV back in the day halfway through Countdown to Looking Glass and it freaked me out a bit until I heard the disclaimer that it was just a movie during the commercial break.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:02 pm
 


Seems to me a great idea for a ringtone! :D


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