Re: virus: Blah blah blah

Sodom (
Fri, 05 Feb 1999 16:22:39 -0500

Not to be misunderstood - i dnt mind people tootong their own horn, but I do mind selling a product in the guise of information. That is an infomercial and just needs a disclaimer. I have no objection to success.

Bill Roh

Ben Mack wrote:

> To Roh's point, the station has a vested interest in perpetuating
> anything Oprah. The popularity of Oprah's show is stoked by her ancillary
> successes. If she has a flop, her show will suffer.
> X-files viewership was waned since the movie release last year. Some
> media experts have speculated this is tied to the movie not being as popular
> as expected.
> If the next Star Wars movie does really well, it can be expected that
> tape sales of the first trilogy will go up.
> >Bill Roh wrote:
> >
> ><< I have no problem with a guest talking about their show
> >- that is not the issue. This show was dedicated 100% to advertising her
> >movie and telling the viewers to go see the movie - never moving away
> >from the subject. The show had one purpose only - to sell tickets to her
> >movie. The station had no vested interest in the movie. This is a
> >conflict of interests and should have had a disclaimer attached.>>
> >
> Richard Brodie wrote:
> >The purpose of all commercial television is to sell stuff. If they could
> >show nothing but commercials and have people watch them, they would.
> >Conflict of interest? Who would be more interested in seeing Oprah's
> movie
> >than Oprah's audience?
> >