The television shopping networks have no class

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jacob_St, Sep 14, 2001.

  1. Jacob_St

    Jacob_St Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2000
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    To take a break from all the news coverage I decided to flip over to the shopping networks. All of them are using the disaster as a way to hawk goods!
    One lady was selling a foam mattress. One of her sales pitches was "to help others in this time of need you must also help yourself, and this mattress will do that".
    Another channel was selling jewelry and the salesperson said "treat yourself to this jewelry as a way to alieviate the stress the disaster has caused."
     
  2. Michael Napier

    Michael Napier Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah, if that's true that's pretty despicable.
    However, the evening of the tragedy they shopping channels did stop their regular broadcasts and carried news channel feeds. So did MTV.
    -Mike
     
  3. Gilbert Galindo

    Gilbert Galindo Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2001
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The number #1 asshole on those networks is Don West.
     
  4. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  5. Peter McM

    Peter McM Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 1999
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Real Name:
    Peter
    The two biggest networks, QVC and HSN, suspended programming for about 24 hours with recorded words of sympathy and pleas for Red Cross donations.
    When QVC resumed business, they continue to show frequent Red Cross contact info in the corner of the screen. They always handle crises very tastefully.
     

Share This Page