Television is Becoming FUBAR

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Since everyone and their f-ing cousin is talking and writing about Trump’s f-ing State of the Union speech, I figure what the “F.” I’ll write about something else.

For those unfamiliar with the term FUBAR – it’s a military acronym which stands for “F-ed up beyond all recognition.”

Speaking of the f-word – the above statement seems to be typical of what we hear in standard parlance these days. The f-word, which was once, and not too long ago, completely abhorrent, is today so common as to now be deemed acceptable on cable channels such as Syfy and the USA Network, as well as AMC and FX.

The Daily Wire reports that, “Basic cable is not subject to the guidelines of the Federal Communications Commission, so the channels’ self-regulation is based on standard mores, and what advertisers are perceived to tolerate.” Advertisers will of course air whatever the public will tolerate. And the public appears to do more than just tolerate it. This coarsening of language on TV is a mere reflection of how many Americans speak. read more

New Google TV Streaming

Google has signed a deal with CBS Corp to carry the network on its web TV service and is in talks with 21st Century Fox and Viacom Inc to distribute its channels, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

The service, which will be part of Google’s YouTube Platform, is expected to launch early next year and will include all of CBS’ content, including live NFL games, one of the sources said.

Google’s ‘skinny’ bundle will cost $25 to $40 a month, the source said.

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The service would bring all of CBS's content, including The Big Bang Theory, to the Google Unplugged service.
The service would bring all of CBS’s content, including The Big Bang Theory, to the Google Unplugged service.

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