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Sigh.....during only a half hour of the local news this evening there were already -- count 'em -- three ads for McCain and three ads for Obama, and they haven't even been nominated and confirmed yet!! And all six of the ads were paid for by the national committees. It's going to be a very long four months.
post #2 of 16
it's bad enough to be an american putting up with the ads. Imagine being canadian. Even on canadian channels, our local news stations cover the american elections more than canadian affairs during this time. It's ridiculous.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by LorEye View Post
it's bad enough to be an american putting up with the ads. Imagine being canadian. Even on canadian channels, our local news stations cover the american elections more than canadian affairs during this time. It's ridiculous.
That is strange.
post #4 of 16
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I used to travel to Canada quite often, and I noticed that, too. Canadian TV, at least the networks and the locals near the border, spend a lot of their news coverage time on US news. I suppose one theory is that they want to be aware of what's going on with the big bully over the border. But I have another theory to go along with that: I think the real reason Canadian news shows spend so much time covering US news is that there just plain isn't enough Canadian news to fill the time slot. Not much bad happens in Canada.
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I used to travel to Canada quite often, and I noticed that, too. Canadian TV, at least the networks and the locals near the border, spend a lot of their news coverage time on US news. I suppose one theory is that they want to be aware of what's going on with the big bully over the border. But I have another theory to go along with that: I think the real reason Canadian news shows spend so much time covering US news is that there just plain isn't enough Canadian news to fill the time slot. Not much bad happens in Canada.
I think there's truth to both of those theories, Tim, except I don't think I would necessarily characterize the US as "the big bully". It's more what has been said for a long time, that when you sleep next to an elephant, you'd better be noticing when he's going to roll over. As for the amount of Canadian news, there's plenty, but much of it is pretty tame -- compared to what comes out of the US.
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Sigh.....during only a half hour of the local news this evening there were already -- count 'em -- three ads for McCain and three ads for Obama, and they haven't even been nominated and confirmed yet!! And all six of the ads were paid for by the national committees. It's going to be a very long four months.
that why god had man invent the mute button.
post #7 of 16
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I think there's truth to both of those theories, Tim, except I don't think I would necessarily characterize the US as "the big bully". It's more what has been said for a long time, that when you sleep next to an elephant, you'd better be noticing when he's going to roll over. As for the amount of Canadian news, there's plenty, but much of it is pretty tame -- compared to what comes out of the US.
I go to Canada a lot and I have noticed the local news is very different. A lot of the news had US affairs in it. It was interesting.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
I used to travel to Canada quite often, and I noticed that, too. Canadian TV, at least the networks and the locals near the border, spend a lot of their news coverage time on US news. I suppose one theory is that they want to be aware of what's going on with the big bully over the border. But I have another theory to go along with that: I think the real reason Canadian news shows spend so much time covering US news is that there just plain isn't enough Canadian news to fill the time slot. Not much bad happens in Canada.
It's not just Canada. As you know, I live in Germany, and even if I didn't have access to U.S. news via TIME, etc., and the Internet, I could still keep up on the election campaign, etc., just by following German media reports. Ditto when we're in Hungary, where we tend to follow Austrian TV/print media.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by LorEye View Post
it's bad enough to be an american putting up with the ads. Imagine being canadian. Even on canadian channels, our local news stations cover the american elections more than canadian affairs during this time. It's ridiculous.
Poor Canada.............that's weird......We have not seen ads here as of today. Yes a longgggggggggggg 4 months.
K.
post #10 of 16
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But I have another theory to go along with that: I think the real reason Canadian news shows spend so much time covering US news is that there just plain isn't enough Canadian news to fill the time slot. Not much bad happens in Canada.
I also have another theory: The rest of the world is interested in what is happening globally and the US is only interested in what the US is doing.

OK, OK - bad joke.
post #11 of 16
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.... the US is only interested in what the US is doing.
Naw....the US is only interested in what's happening with Madonna's marriage and Britney's problems.
post #12 of 16
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Naw....the US is only interested in what's happening with Madonna's marriage and Britney's problems.
Britney has problems?







post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
I also have another theory: The rest of the world is interested in what is happening globally and the US is only interested in what the US is doing.

OK, OK - bad joke.

I know you were joking but for me that is mostly true. I'm interested in what is going in my country FIRST, then the rest of the world.
post #14 of 16
I REFUSE to get my cable hooked back up until the day of this election. I figure with YouTube, Netflicks, my Wii and my Anime loving friends I'll be able to get enough entertainment in between now and November. I've also turned off the ringer on my telephone so I don't get the automatic calling. It's only there for 911 usage right now; the rest of my friends have my cell phone number.

I will do my best to get away from the horrible election coverage if it kills me. A month before the election I plan on getting the ballot information and doing my own research on the issues in my area. The next time I turn on regular TV, and watch, will be on Election Day so I can watch the returns. The last Congressional election almost had me ripping the skin off my arms, and CNN just made me irrationally angry.

I've had it. I'm dropping out. I'm done.
post #15 of 16
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Just so long as you vote.
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Just so long as you vote.
I'm a poll worker. Not the dirty kind.
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