Gov't asks viewers to police too-loud TV ads

Dec 14, 2011 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.cbsnews.com

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve rules implementing legislation that makes it illegal for advertisers to pump up the volume during television commercial breaks.

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“Proud To Be An American”

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Yepper sound volume varies a lot on my government mandated digital TV. To fix the problem I leave my TV turned off and find much more meaningful things to do.
In other words, if the scumbags at NBC, ABC, CBS et al depended on me they'd all be facing foreclosures.

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Our government working hard for us.

This is a MUCH bigger problem than the deficit, the economy, the unemployment situation, Iran's nuclear program or the maniacs trying to close down commerce on the west coast. It's right up there with Roger Clemens and steroids in sports!

Thank you government for making our lives SO MUCH better!

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OMG, my dad has been complaining about this his entire life! He actually mutes the tv every time the show he's watching goes to commercial. He's even got my sister doing it now too! This should make their day!!

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Our so called "representatives" hard at work huh? This is a priority? Seriously? Give me a F'ing break.

And let me guess, tonight on all the 630PM national news shows, this will be topic #1.

They disgust me.
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Wonder if this law will include political ads. Oh wait ... it won't be implemented until after this election cycle..... interesting.
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Love the idea that commercials will be turned down but hate the way it was done, it not a function of government to police my volume.
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Very Important,along with regulating LIGHT BLUBS...Mean while the US is broke again Fri nite...OBAMAS FRAUDULENT statistics on housing were 20% incorrect...WORSE Than they would admit!

We have the Senate,Harry Reid playing POLITICS...Creating PROPAGANDA for OBAMAS REELECTION...TALKING POINTS..GOTTCHA stuff.whie The Nation suffers!

Sales for Christmas...FLAT...Only when stores offer huge discounts ,but then their Profits go into the Red...The NATION IS A MESS..The WORLD UPSIDE DOWN..
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And the DEMOCRATIC SENATE,the Majority,and after over two year in TOTAL MAJORITY,WH,Senate,Congress... has failed miserably!

And they ask for more time to finish ..GOD DAMMING AMERICA!

To Day..the SENATE is a CIRCUS!....Democratic Millionaires,PAMPAS ASS all Still do not get it...WE,AMERICA ,are Hurting!

This All On C-SPAN for the looking..BUT LOONS do not watch Cable...hence their IGNORANCE about currant Affairs..and their FRUSTRATIONS..THEY ARE STUPID!

LOONS of all strips are Nitwits.The American public ,those who stay informed,watch CABLE NEWS, where Fair and Balanced is shown,Know whats going on!

LOONS, If the Watch at all..get their STUFF from failed,or Failieng LOONY PROGRAMING...As Once again ,shown her...
THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT,and not to be taking seriously!

Just DUMB OBAMA LOONY HALF BRAIN NITWITS...As witnessed on here by many..IGNORANT of THE REAL WORLD!..most living in a dark cave of the ANGRY in a DARK STUPOR!!

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Christiane Amanpour out at 'This Week'.TOO FAR LEFT LOON!..KICKED HER OUT..NO BODY WATCHES!

That DOG DOBERMAN with ratings so low,as to not move the needle appeals to EXTREME LOONS..BUT in Insignificant numbers..as to be A WASTE OF TIME!

NO INTELLIGENT AMERICANS WATCH LOONY TRIPE!

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goose wrote:
Wonder if this law will include political ads. Oh wait ... it won't be implemented until after this election cycle..... interesting.
Actually the latest I heard is political ads are specifically exempted as "political speech".
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Why would we need government to do this. If lots of people call the station or advertizer repeatedly and tell them they will keep calling (and not buy anything from them), they will get the message.

No new regulations and additional money for regulators is needed. Just do it yourself!
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YouHelpFixIt wrote:
Why would we need government to do this. If lots of people call the station or advertizer repeatedly and tell them they will keep calling (and not buy anything from them), they will get the message.
No new regulations and additional money for regulators is needed. Just do it yourself!
Not the progressive way, never was.

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Another Ron Reagan abuse rolled back.
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Mr_Bill wrote:
Another Ron Reagan abuse rolled back.
<sigh>

Another stupid statement by Mr_Bill.

All salute our Topix moderator!

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Mr_Bill wrote:
Another Ron Reagan abuse rolled back.
Mothra is right, Bill. You won't even get credit if you (accidentally) say something intelligent when you continually post remarks that can only be described as, "fcking stupid".

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YouHelpFixIt wrote:
Why would we need government to do this. If lots of people call the station or advertizer repeatedly and tell them they will keep calling (and not buy anything from them), they will get the message.
No new regulations and additional money for regulators is needed. Just do it yourself!
Because the sheeple are too lazy & stupid to do that. Much easier to have the govt do it for you.

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Mothra wrote:
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Another stupid statement by Mr_Bill.
All salute our Topix moderator!
If only you knew a little history.

The FCC, under Reagan, permitted advertisers to modify (amplify) the audio characteristic of commercials. They also cranked up the high fequencies to make them more penetrating.

Learn your history before shooting off your stupid mouth.

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YouHelpFixIt wrote:
Why would we need government to do this. If lots of people call the station or advertizer repeatedly and tell them they will keep calling (and not buy anything from them), they will get the message.
No new regulations and additional money for regulators is needed. Just do it yourself!
That happened, 30 years ago, and the TV executives ignored the 'people' in favor of the 'money.'

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