My thoughts....
Posted by: Jack ()
Date: September 08, 2001 09:21AM

Yeah, Viacom is owned by Sumner Redstone, isn't it?

Second, even if it would have been owned by Gerald Levin (whose pic was in the news a lot with the Time Warner fusion), would the irony of having his schoolteacher shot in the head by some uneducated & immoral thug make anyone happy? Not me. Did the death of the son of Time-Warner's CEO teach us any great lesson? No, not really.

MTV does its fair share of indirectly fostering such attitudes, but it isn't anything new (as Peter points out), and the issues are so much more complex. Even if Redstone had been the one getting shot, does he deserve it, and more importantly - is there truly a link between what he may have encouraged via MTV and the many social/economic/cultural factors (which does not include other things such as mental illness or what have you) that directly influenced these kids and encouraged them to turn to cold blooded murder & theft?

Think about it, could it just be that there are bigger culprits out there than MTV?

Cheers,
Jack.

PS. You people in the US think you've got it bad? Go to Audio Galaxy, do a search with the words "Tigres" and "Celular"...and download the song. Thats the kind of @!#$ I have to deal with in Mexico City, everywhere.

Haven't had enough? Do another search, with the words "Reynalda" & "Tiempo". That gem's even better. And your complaints about rap will stop.

Go on, do it.

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Garanteed $$$$uCeSS for Van Halen. 138Coney Island Whitefish09/07/2001 06:39PM
MTV Video Music Awards 94 Brian 09/07/2001 07:18PM
MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their stomac 73Doc K09/07/2001 08:59PM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 107 Wild Island Man 09/07/2001 11:28PM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 94 Don Wishon 09/08/2001 12:28AM
of course they would be missed 111 sfk kurt 09/08/2001 09:47AM
Random Comments 96Doc K09/08/2001 12:53PM
Re: Random Comments 89Peter M. Bietenholz09/08/2001 10:31PM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 117 J.C. 09/08/2001 01:00AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 75Doc K09/08/2001 04:57AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 95 J.C. 09/08/2001 05:28AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 110 Don Wishon 09/08/2001 05:32AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 111Peter M. Bietenholz09/08/2001 06:28AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 107 Brian 09/08/2001 07:08AM
Re: MTV Music Awards--Anyone else sick to their st 93 Andrew Paul 09/08/2001 08:20PM
Viacom Boss got what he deserved. 92 Snake65 09/08/2001 07:13AM
Is Viacom Owned By Time Warner? 109 Tinger 09/08/2001 07:36AM
My thoughts....85Jack09/08/2001 09:21AM
Re: My thoughts.... 83 Snake65 09/09/2001 05:42AM
Re: My thoughts.... 94 Brian 09/09/2001 10:17AM
Anyone Seen Much Loud Channel Yet? 158 Tinger 09/09/2001 12:08PM
Re: My thoughts.... 93Doc K09/09/2001 12:16PM
Re: My thoughts.... 106Peter M. Bietenholz09/09/2001 07:28PM
Re: Viacom Boss got what he deserved. 92Peter M. Bietenholz09/09/2001 07:18AM
Peter Please 89 Snake65 09/11/2001 03:37AM
Agreed, Snake 81Doc K09/11/2001 05:07AM
Doc... 99Peter M. Bietenholz09/11/2001 06:14AM
Pete.... 105Doc K09/11/2001 12:48PM


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