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February 11th, 2004


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10:50 pm
From an editorial in the Palm Beach Post:

“… the U.S. Department of Education is declaring about 200 television programs inappropriate for closed-captioning and denying federal grant requests to make them accessible to the hearing-impaired.…The government is refusing to caption Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, apparently fearing that the deaf would fall prey to witchcraft if they viewed the classic sitcoms.”

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From:solipsistnation
Date:February 12th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
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More like they thought they'd fall prey to stupid.
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From:jehanna
Date:February 12th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)

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No, I thought of that, but then you realize that there are a ton of other things they do caption, like soap operas and talk shows, that are just as bad.
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From:jehanna
Date:February 12th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
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I've been left speechless by this information, yet I feel a great need to register my speechlessness in a comment.

I am in awe of the breathtaking stupidity involved. I really am.

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