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    NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled



    My wife's a big Survivor fan so I usually end up watching it.

    What do you all think of the latest stunt to initially split the 20 contestants up into 4 groups by race:

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060825/D8JN5GH01.html

    NEW YORK (AP) - As CBS prepares to launch a new season of the hit reality show "Survivor," this time featuring teams divided by race, enraged city officials are saying it promotes divisiveness and are calling for the network to reconsider.

    "The idea of having a battle of the races is preposterous," City Councilman John Liu said Thursday. "How could anybody be so desperate for ratings?"

    For the first portion of the 13th season of "Survivor," which premieres Sept. 14, the contestants competing for the $1 million prize while stranded on the Cook Islands in the South Pacific will be divided into four teams - blacks, Asians, Latinos and whites....
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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    I think that competing by race is a dumbshit idea, and reality shows suck anyway. But .... what's next: NYC require CNN over Fox News in order to get Lefty slant out?






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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    I agree, who cares, I have never watched Survivor and probably never will. But this pitting race against race is even dumber. Who the fuck is running these networks? The dumb shit they do and dumb shit they put on TV is amazing.




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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    Why is this that big of a deal? They pitted men vs. women and younger people vs. older people before too but no one cried about "divisiveness" there.

    The fact is, people usually tend to socialize and spend time more with people of their own race and ethnicity. That's a fact that people don't want to admit to in this era of "diversity".




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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    Actually, this might not be all bad, assuming no one ethnic group comes across as totally useless.




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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    What the media is telling is a half truth. You people should know better.
    I do watch survivor and it's the same way every year. At the start there are "tribes" that compete to win rewards and immunity from having a member kicked off the show. They have done shows with tribes of mixed races, age , and sex tribes. This time they will do same race tribes. BUT these tribes don't last, just when everyone is getting comfortable they all merge into one big tribe. And usually before they all merge 1 or more people are pulled from the tribe they have been with and get sent to another tribe.
    It's not like it's going to be a competition of Blacks against Whites against Asians to see what race is going to win the money.




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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    I think it's a horrible idea. I wonder what the official slant will be in the CBS news division? Will they be able to stop talking about Katie Couric's new hairstyle long enough to tell us? Will their morning show cover the results of the week's proceedings like it's important news we all care about?

    God, network TV is awful.
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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    Survivor is the only reality show I watch, this idea is stupid. Dusty is right as to how it goes and it will not last more then 2 or 3 weeks.




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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    The tribes probably merged within a couple weeks, but this is evidence that they are running out of ideas.




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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    "How could anybody be so desperate for ratings?"
    There's a big LOL right there. I'm sure CBS is going to pull an entire season of one of its flagship shows.




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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    Political Correctness is a disease - you cure it by facing up to Reality.
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    Re: NYC Officials Want New 'Survivor' Pulled

    I don't get it. The television show (and by extension the network) is doing something controversial. I think we can all agree that they're not doing anything illegal... they're well within their rights to divide up their own game show however they'd like, and participation is strictly voluntary... any offended participants can choose not to play. So where's the issue here? If people want to see this show with this premise, they'll watch. If it offends them, they won't watch. And the ratings will determine the success of the decision. If only everything in life were so simple.




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