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Carol
12-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Dec-09-11 02:57 AM
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Occupy Wall Street protesters shut down 'Law & Order: SVU' set depicting OWS

Source: NY Daily News

More than 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators stormed the set for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” across from the Manhattan State Supreme Courthouse, shutting down production of an OWS-themed episode.

"We made it so that they could not exploit us and that's awesome," said Tammy Schapiro, 29, of Brooklyn.

The protesters arrived around midnight at Foley Square and roamed around the park inspecting tents and signs built by the production company.

"This is not us," said Drew Hornbein, 24, of Brooklyn Heights. "We are not part of corporate TV America."


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/occupy-wall-street-...
Most are giddy with delight that OWS did this.....of course they are like this no matter what OWS does.

FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Dec-09-11 03:09 AM
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1. Man....

That's fuckin' beautiful! :salute: :toast:
Edweird (1000+ posts) Fri Dec-09-11 03:13 AM
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2. Awesome!

caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Dec-09-11 04:19 AM
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6. Hurray! One thing OWS does not need is an SVU plot. Updated at 1:51 PM


You know that would have been about sexual assault at OWS.

But they needed to shut fictionalizations down regardless.
Yes, despite all the evidence in the form of police reports and victim reports the OWSer lovers close their eyes, click their heels together 3 times, turn in a circle and say "It's all fiction. It's a lie." And at least pretend to believe it.

unionworks (868 posts) Fri Dec-09-11 06:20 AM
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19. K&R Law and Order is

Like most of the cop shows that have been around since Reagan - designed in a very sneaky, subtle way to promote fear and authority worship in the minds. Of the boob tube viewers. Good for OWS!

Sedona Donating Member (714 posts) Fri Dec-09-11 08:23 AM
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30. TV Shows and Films made in the US

are one of the last bastions of union labor in the Western US.

The crews are well paid and have good benifits and retirement.

Its hard fucking work and they are compensated better than most. But they don't get paid unless they're working.

OWS basically shut down a union shop.

The teamsters, writers, directors, grips, electricians, craft services, set decorators, makeup & costomers,

actors (even the extras), everyone are union labor and I'm afraid

OWS shot themselves in the foot on this one.

I'd like to know more before I come to a conclusion.

I think perhaps the members of OWS who shut down that show may have reacted before thinking it through.

Who's to say the episode wouldn't be sympathetic to OWS?

:shrug:

RevStPatrick Donating Member (559 posts) Fri Dec-09-11 08:41 AM
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31. You've gotta be fucking kidding me!

That's what you got out of this incident?

It's a fucking TV machine show about sex crimes.
It's dirty corporate fear propaganda that shouldn't be on the air in the first place, that was trying to exploit a movement for positive social change. And you're worried about the gaffers losing a day's pay?

Roy Rolling (757 posts) Fri Dec-09-11 08:53 AM
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34. No, not kidding

Shutting the show down before knowing what the episode was about was premature. If the episode was about an OWS protester being pepper-sprayed by over-zealous cops then shutting down the show does harm to the movement's attempt to get the message out via the media and raise awareness of the issues.

I don't know either way, but acting witout knowing is reckless.

Roy Rolling (757 posts) Fri Dec-09-11 08:49 AM
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33. Exploitation NO...Good PR YES

I hope OWS had some insight into the script that it unfairly depicted OWS before they shut down production. If the script was a fair portrayal of the protest then they missed a great opportunity for good PR.

For example, if the script was about how the police and city unfairly ousted the protesters, then shutting down the episode was a bone-headed move and stupid.

Me? I'm glad they did this. Now I'm hoping that Law and Order: SVU videoed it and put it in their episode so everyone can see what and who they are. :D That's one I'd watch.

Tipsycatlover
12-09-2011, 10:45 AM
Put the scene on a set, film it in Canada, and show OWS shitting in the street and threatening children.

michaelsean
12-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Once again the rights they scream about are selectively applied.

txradioguy
12-09-2011, 11:17 AM
"This is not us," said Drew Hornbein, 24, of Brooklyn Heights. "We are not part of corporate TV America."



Umm yes you are you friggin tool. Every day you are being whored out as the "face" of America by the establishment media and corporate funded Libtard blog sites.

They are you and you are them.

As far as SVU portraying OWS....I don't see why these cretins should complain...it's only people of faith and the TEA Party that Dick Wolf likes to portray in a negative evil light....he's probably making you heroes.

In reality...considering all the sexual asaults...prostitution busts and the gay porno movie that's been made in OWS camps...a show about sex crimes seems like the perfect venue to highlight OWS if it's done truthfully.

txradioguy
12-09-2011, 11:19 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong...but isn't this bunch of OWS folks a little out of their territory? Last I heard SVU was filming at Chelsea Piers these days. They are using the old original L&O sets and soundstage.

jendf
12-09-2011, 11:26 AM
In reality...considering all the sexual asaults...prostitution busts and the gay porno movie that's been made in OWS camps...a show about sex crimes seems like the perfect venue to highlight OWS if it's done truthfully.

That's what I was thinking. The writers didn't have to stretch their muscles too hard for this episode. OWS did all the dirty work.

noonwitch
12-09-2011, 01:38 PM
That's what I was thinking. The writers didn't have to stretch their muscles too hard for this episode. OWS did all the dirty work.

"Ripped from the headlines" is their motto.

Dan D. Doty
12-09-2011, 04:08 PM
Wolf and the SVU crew are very liberal and PC, but this little stunt could turn them against OWS.

Some where along the line Moonbats got this really, really stupid idea that trashing people's property, screaming at their childern, taking a dump on their lawn and being a rude, crude asshole in general was some how going to win the hearts and minds of folks you were doing this to.

Like I said, Moonbats haven't moved an inch in over forty years.

Odysseus
12-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Wolf and the SVU crew are very liberal and PC, but this little stunt could turn them against OWS.

Some where along the line Moonbats got this really, really stupid idea that trashing people's property, screaming at their childern, taking a dump on their lawn and being a rude, crude asshole in general was some how going to win the hearts and minds of folks you were doing this to.

Like I said, Moonbats haven't moved an inch in over forty years.

It would be the height of irony if the planned episode was going to have been sympathetic to the crappers, but this attack pissed off the producers enough to turn it around on them. A-List TV producers aren't known for being kind to people who antagonize them.

Tipsycatlover
12-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Law and Order is used to having current events forcibly santized when PC finds it necessary. There was an episode about the violence on the Puerto Rican Day parade. The show was prohibited from showing that violence.