TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Jerry Springer - The Opera

Re: Jerry Springer - The Opera

John Hines (
Sat, 15 Jan 2005 13:37:49 -0600

David Quinton <> wrote:

> On 13 Jan 2005 14:56:24 -0800, Rob <> wrote:

>> Over 47 000 people phoned the BBC to complain and there were protests
>> outside Broadcasting House in London as well as outside the theatre
>> itself. One of the BBC's top executives even had to move out of his
>> house into a safe house because he was being threatened.

> Not really 47K individuals, the whole thing was very organized by
> Christian organizations.

Supposedly so was the complaints about the infamous breast baring at
the last Superbowl. Some organization put it on their web site, with a
click to complain campaign. Less than a dozen complaints from viewers
that actually saw it, and wrote in, were received.

The power of the net at work, and the lack of investigation by news
outlets into the story before they report the sensational headlines.

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