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Old 20th August 2003, 06:37 AM   #1
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Arnold and Equal Time

Tomorrow Arnold is calling into the Howard Stern Show (which should be a very good interview...unless Arnie bails). What are the equal time rules like in Cali? Arny can command any media he chooses, I dont see the others calling into a nation wide talk show so easily.
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Old 20th August 2003, 06:53 AM   #2
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Here's a thread discussing equal time with regard to broadcast of Arnold's movies. I have no idea about a Stern show appearance.
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Old 20th August 2003, 07:26 AM   #3
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I dont understand this equal time concept, surely arnolds movies which where made before he ran for governor have no political bias, so why should they be forced of the air?
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Old 21st August 2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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Arnys Stern appearence was canceled today due to equal time nonsence. I dont get it, sumthing to due wh Stern not being a news show so he woudl have to offer equal time to the others????
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Old 21st August 2003, 10:34 AM   #5
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I dont understand this equal time concept, surely arnolds movies which where made before he ran for governor have no political bias, so why should they be forced of the air?
I dunno, because they suck?
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Old 21st August 2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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I dont understand this equal time concept, surely arnolds movies which where made before he ran for governor have no political bias, so why should they be forced of the air?
I think that equal time for airing Arnold's movies are a stretch of the FCC regulations. Worst case scenario: The stations could be forced to offer air time to opposing candidates equal to the time given for the movie, without commercials. The opposing candidate would have to pay for that air time. It is only if a candidate appears in a news broadcast, such as an interview by a news reporter, that the station is required to give equal air time in a news broadcast for free to opposing candidates.
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Old 21st August 2003, 11:05 AM   #7
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First off, I agree with some of Arnolds political ideas, however...

"surely arnolds movies which where made before he ran for governor have no political bias,"

Arnold is only a serious candidate because he is a celebrity, most recently from his movies. Since that is his main "qualification" and primary reason (my belief) for his political popularity, it's safe to say the more Arnold movies on TV, the more votes he will get and Yes, I'm that cynical.

The amount of support he is receiving, especially, from places like this board is, well, mind boggling. I'm amazed that those that rail every time a Baldwin or Dixie Chick or other celebrity says something have been conspicuously silent (other than a comment or two on Buffet). Of course that has nothing to do with political bias
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Old 21st August 2003, 11:47 AM   #8
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"Arnold is only a serious candidate because he is a celebrity, most recently from his movies. Since that is his main "qualification" and primary reason (my belief) for his political popularity, it's safe to say the more Arnold movies on TV, the more votes he will get and Yes, I'm that cynical."

Not cynical. Very true. If he wasn't a movie star he'd be Arnold Who?
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DJ:
"Arnold is only a serious candidate because he is a celebrity, most recently from his movies. Since that is his main "qualification" and primary reason (my belief) for his political popularity, it's safe to say the more Arnold movies on TV, the more votes he will get and Yes, I'm that cynical."

Not cynical. Very true. If he wasn't a movie star he'd be Arnold Who?
He'd be Arnold the real-estate millionaire and body builder, just like he was before his movie career.
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Old 21st August 2003, 02:01 PM   #10
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I dunno, because they suck?
Some of his movies do not suck. Predator for example was an excellent movie.
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