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Posted By: earlybird, 7/14/2020 3:04:18 PM

CBS has now committed to using 25 percent of its production budget to produce TV projects dedicated to “BIPOC” topics — an acronym for “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color” — and will increase the number of minorities in creative roles. The network has promised to flood its production companies with new minority hires, to produce minority shows, and movies, (Snip) not only will CBS dedicate 25 percent of its script-writing budget to what some assume will be woke programming, the media giant said 40 percent of its writers’ rooms on all programs will be populated by non-white writers. The network further promised that half the writing staff of every

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 7/14/2020 3:06:24 PM (No. 478202)
Systemic racism. The very definition of it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Older and Wiser 7/14/2020 3:10:58 PM (No. 478212)
Looks like some great job opportunities for a lot of new Elizabeth Warrens.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: dwa 7/14/2020 3:19:04 PM (No. 478222)
They have already committed 24 percent of their production budget to made up stories and doctored videos that they pass off as true and factual. So no real change.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: rabblerouser 7/14/2020 3:19:58 PM (No. 478223)
And you can't make me watch any of it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hershey 7/14/2020 3:20:03 PM (No. 478224)
Don't matter how much they stick in whatever, I don't watch any of their sitcoms as they are all garbage...nor their news for that matter...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/14/2020 3:24:07 PM (No. 478230)
I don't watch CBS
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Reply 7 - Posted by: PerfectSense 7/14/2020 3:24:29 PM (No. 478232)
CBS is going full racist.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: G Mo 7/14/2020 3:30:00 PM (No. 478237)
I don't watch anything on the mainstream TV anymore.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribicon 7/14/2020 3:32:43 PM (No. 478247)
And the remaining 75% to homosexuals. Doesn't seem fair but I don't care; don't watch.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/14/2020 3:40:53 PM (No. 478253)
SeeBS. I'm 1/8 Cherokee, certified. Send MY CASH to: 123 Eat it Street Down Town SCHIFFT Ville New Jerk, New Jerk
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Vaquero45 7/14/2020 3:47:37 PM (No. 478261)
So - I guess we won’t be seeing “Blue Bloods” in the fall....
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Reply 12 - Posted by: marlon 7/14/2020 4:02:29 PM (No. 478273)
Other than a golf match or something I haven't watched CBS in 20+ years. I wouldn't even know where to find it if it weren't for talking channel search.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mean Gene 7/14/2020 4:03:30 PM (No. 478275)
Started to watch a CBS Sports boxing Live from Mississippi the other night. It was so filled with black supremacy garbage I had to mute the sound. Since there were no crowd sounds, it was no great loss.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JHHolliday 7/14/2020 4:07:32 PM (No. 478279)
We watch a little Fox but never ABCCBSNBC et al. CBS can hire all minorities if they wish. Of course, they will inevitably have to fire one or more and then they get sued....guaranteed. I was a small businessman before retirement and talked to lots of small businesses. They all said that they would never hire a black person for fear of a lawsuit if they didn't work out. I guess the big corporations have the wherewithal to handle the lawsuits but the rest of us smaller guys had to protect ourselves.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DARling 7/14/2020 4:19:48 PM (No. 478290)
The only place you don't see black representation is on the home security system commercials. Not a black burglar in sight. Seems pretty racist to me to have nothing but white criminals. It is ridiculous how crazy the liberals are going to placate BLM. There are plenty of blacks on all forms of media. They are already disproportionately represented as compared with their percentage of the U.S. population.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/14/2020 4:29:03 PM (No. 478292)
They are supposed to renew 'Blue Bloods' for next season but I dread what they will do to the story lines.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: aasilver 7/14/2020 5:04:47 PM (No. 478312)
Good riddance CBS. I WILL NOT watch a racist network.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Grateful 7/14/2020 5:12:18 PM (No. 478318)
See BS is officially the alphabet network of quotas and set aside. All Peter Pricnciple and fake news for the lemmings to watch as they Mmarch over the cliff to insanity. Pity....
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/14/2020 5:18:00 PM (No. 478324)
Good! Another major step toward oblivion - - for a vile leftist propaganda outlet.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: proactus 7/14/2020 5:18:17 PM (No. 478325)
I guess the C in CBS doesn’t stand for Columbia any more.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 7/14/2020 5:20:52 PM (No. 478329)
The only show that I watch on See-BS these days is NCIS. Period.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: red1066 7/14/2020 5:26:55 PM (No. 478336)
Network and local news stations have basically eliminated white men from all anchor positions on TV. The weatherman and sport casters are still men on many stations, but increasingly, they too are disappearing. So I think the 25% ratio was passed many years ago.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: smokincol 7/14/2020 5:29:34 PM (No. 478337)
have never watched cbs in my adult life and don't plan on changing any time soon.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: chance_232 7/14/2020 5:34:59 PM (No. 478340)
That sucking sound is CBS ratings circling the drain. I watch TV to be entertained and perhaps learn something. I dont watch tv to be preached at or told Im a facist racist.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 7/14/2020 5:36:01 PM (No. 478343)
#1 nails it. NOW we have more and more systemic racism being implimented.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: udanja99 7/14/2020 6:10:53 PM (No. 478382)
I don’t know about the rest of you but I am beyond sick of hearing about race. All these media outlets, politicians, corporations and Hollyweird “stars” have no idea that all of their rants and all of their efforts are having the opposite effect of what they intend.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: raspberry 7/14/2020 6:11:16 PM (No. 478383)
I have two degrees in communications and will never watch these dedicated propaganda networks. They have been insufferable for a generation and now are a disaster. I have not watched even a snippet of their vile content and never will again. I will not be propagandized by Marxists and anti white racists. I am offended with the racial and political propaganda in commercials and now mute everything. Twelve percent of the population is in ninety per cent of the commercials and we are to think they portray the true America. I chose not buy anything these networks advertise when possible. Do you label me racist when it this is forced into my brain every waking minute? I will not be managed!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 7/14/2020 6:37:20 PM (No. 478398)
A dying media, turning to racism to be relevant. Most people don't even have cable anymore. They rely on streaming services and the internet. ABC, CBS, NBC will cease to exist as we know in 10 years.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: GO3 7/14/2020 8:10:53 PM (No. 478459)
I thought they were already up to 70%.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: SALady 7/14/2020 8:52:05 PM (No. 478480)
So aren't the LGBTVWXYNPRQVL+ folks and the Feminazi's going to demand equal time?!?!?!?!? How woke will CBS have to get before they have no viewers left because all they have on are woke freak shows that nobody will watch?!?!?!?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Strike3 7/14/2020 9:04:44 PM (No. 478490)
If CBS is not there already, that decimal percentage of 1 in their ratings is going to feel great. I already don't watch shows that highlight minorities, gays, transwhatevers and idiots so my life will not change.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Daisy Mae 7/14/2020 9:12:35 PM (No. 478498)
Using my considerable intellect to never watch ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc. etc., etc.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Jethro bo 7/14/2020 10:25:55 PM (No. 478555)
Not a bad business decision. The woke but still asleep will watch regardless of entertainment value for about 2 years. About the time they get kicked out of Mom’s basement and meet reality.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: anniebc 7/14/2020 11:15:53 PM (No. 478590)
It's not enough CBS. You need to give people of color the entire network. Not 25% or 40%. It's all or nothing. Pay yo' reparations, CBS.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 7/14/2020 11:53:49 PM (No. 478612)
I cut CBS out of my life when I got back and found out "the most trusted man in America" led the msm in heading up the new world order by engaging in the Big Lie. The Walter Cronkite looked the people of this country in the eye and lied when he reported that we lost Tet when it was a major military victory for us. From that point on the msm, Times, Post and all the rest joined forces to jam that Big Lie down the throats of America and in particular the politicians. They used it to disgrace and unnerve this country to gain control over the narrative, as they say They continued to use one Big Lie after another ever since to continue to control the "narrative. And it is what we see today. Only now they have taken it to a new level by trying to take down a duly elected president. In doing so they exposed the their true nature and they are desperate at this point. The power they have gained through the use of the Big Lie (the name Goebbels gave it) is immense. They are the domestic enemy. They did not count on a President Donald Trump and the true Americans standing behind him. Prays for PT and the USA.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: paral04 7/15/2020 9:44:29 AM (No. 478968)
It is their company to lose. If you own stock, sell it now.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 7/15/2020 3:03:00 PM (No. 479346)
Thought they were already there.
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