Anti-Drug PSA's Must Be Identified

Anti-Drug PSA's Must Be Identified
Posted by CN Staff on November 07, 2002 at 16:00:04 PT
By Ira Teinowitz 
Public service announcements broadcast under the auspices of the White House drug office advertising program must identify themselves as being part of that program, the Federal Communications Commission ruled today. As a result of ruling, broadcasters will be forced to insert taglines proclaiming "sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy" in many spots now appearing on TV and radio.
The FCC action was a defeat for the Ad Council, which previously petitioned the agency to allow anti-drug ads to run without the identifying information. The council's earlier petitions alleged that such an identification requirement would interfere with the anti-drug message and prompt some participating media companies to pull their support. No reason for exemption The FCC said there is no reason to exempt drug office advertising from a requirement that sponsors of any public service message be identified. The FCC said because the drug office is involved with choosing which anti-drug messages are eligible for broadcast, a disclaimer mentioning its participation is warranted. Ad Council President-CEO Peggy Conlon today called the ruling "outrageous" and charged it would "take away one of the most important tools that we have in keeping children off drugs." Ms. Conlon said she hasn't yet talked to either TV networks or her sponsoring groups on how to proceed, but suggested the ruling conflicted with congressional legislation establishing the youth drug ad campaign. NORML The National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, and the Media Access Project had opposed the Ad Council request. Andy Schwartzman, director of the Media Access Project, today praised the decision. "We feel strongly this is right," he said. "This underscores the importance of the legal requirement that people should know who is trying to persuade them." Note: FCC Rules Against Ad Council.Source: Author: Ira Teinowitz Published: November 07, 2002Copyright: 2002 Crain Communications Inc. Contact: editor adage.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:NORML The White House Drug Office Tangle Survey: Anti-Drug Ads Ineffective
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on November 09, 2002 at 07:55:08 PT
Do what you want. I just can't be concerned about it. My life is too complicated these days. I'm not going to delete your posts. I mind the word a lot but I won't read your post if it is in it. I can censor myself that way and no one will get mad at me.
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Comment #17 posted by DANA on November 09, 2002 at 07:33:10 PT
..forgive me...I dont think you are some, kindof dictator...I'm just saying that I'm gonna say things the way I would normally say them....and I'm not doing it to try and mess with any guidelines or anything,,,but!I am doing it in sort of a rebellion against the threat of deletion...If I abuse certain words,,then go ahead and delete my post,or de-register me!,,that's OK,,,but If I'm trying to say what I say,,and the word "fuck",becomes necessary to express myself,,then I will use the word ;FUCK!....there is nothing wrong with "fuck".,,and if fuck makes someone uncomfortable,then I hope that "someone" will have the balls to let me know what the problem is!Indeed,,"guidelines",are a necessary part of what is going on here,,but the only guidelines that should be enforced ,are the ones that involve legal ramifications,or absurd obscenities!I must reluctantly admit,,that the restrictions on the word "fuck",is one of the main things that bothers me!. .. .;..Good grief..there is nothing wrong with "fuck"! doesnt even mean what its meaning is supposeed to mean anymore!...OK...the long and the short of all this,,is that I am going to use the word "fuck",when I feel it's appropriate,and prudent to use it.I hope it is OK with you...I will NEVER use it in a "profane" manner!,,because I respect the rules and guidelines.......I know I always say too much,,,but at least I keep sayin' stuff.,,and the word "fuck",is far more American than most disallusioned republicans are,and there's alot more important stuff to keep on keepin' on about,than worrying about being deleted because of "fuck".......I'm sorry for the fillibuster,,but I am not going to avoid using the word "fuck" anymore.....Everyones heard it,,hopefully no one is offended by it,,and there is nothing wrong with it!!!!..When used properly,there is absolutely nothing "profane" about it!......d
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Comment #16 posted by DANA on November 08, 2002 at 23:14:07 PT
...I'm kinda bad,,But I'm nice....'s a rainy nite here in So Cal,,and I plan on going to the conference tomorrow....I knew I would feel kinda bad for posting my blatant ,stubborn post,,but I think it was good........This is the first rain we've had for many,many months...I have been very busy with old customers,and friends who have roof leaks,and rain related situations...I came within inches of rear-ending some F***ing SH*thead cellphone talking B**tch person in a brand new $80.000 Mercedes earlier tonite on my way home from work.. It was so close,that I turned white as a ghost!...Then,,my cousin called,and told me the nitemare of how his Jillion dollar studio had a roof leak,that swamped bunches of his hi-tech recording gear!.....Big time trauma for my old peaceful ass....sorry for the rude post,,but I was kind of venting.....I will be at the conference tomorrow even if I have to hitch-hike....When it pours..Love....d 
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on November 08, 2002 at 21:53:59 PT
The only guidelines I want is for us to be respectful of one another. That isn't a bad request. I'm not mean and nasty. I don't know why you still seem upset. We've talked it out I thought and I read and listen to everyones comments. I'm not a dictator. That's not my nature.
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on November 08, 2002 at 21:50:41 PT
I thought you were at the conference? Aren't you going? I was looking forward to a report and you meeting Dr. Russo. 
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Comment #13 posted by DANA on November 08, 2002 at 21:38:12 PT
..."The Survival Mode"...
After proofreading this....I dont know whether it is wise to post it,,,BUT,,,I'm gonna go for it....d..well put ,BGreen....the "survival mode",is the mode that over 95% of the world exsists in!...If you are not in the survival mode,then you are still in another form of survival mode,,because survival can be defined in many ways,and while alot of people talk about "survival",in the sense of having enough to eat,or enough to pay the rent,,,a whole 'nother group of people consider "survival",as the ability to continue to maintain their grotesque epicicurian empire lifestyle,and avoid the intrusion of the downtrodden masses into the high,,private world of hedonistic priveledge that is enjoyed by the few,and attained by the few........Alot of people who are rich,,have worked hard to become that way,and they deserve the fruits of their labors,,,BUT,,there is a large 'gray' area ,in which they must be found guilty of building empires on the backs of the innocents........Pardon me,,,but it is indeed "fucked",,when things become imbalanced to the point that they are today........things dont look good for the majority of people in this new world of today,,and I like the term "Survival Mode",,because that's where I have been in the past,and that is where alot of humans around the globe exsist ,,,,, in lives of oppression,and bogart reality....things are not looking good!,,AND,I have no disrespect for FoM,or the "guidelines",that are involved,or recommended for this site ,,,but I have made the decision to be who I am,,even if it means violating the whatever it means to be proper and correctly polite here!....I say,"go ahead and delete me if you want!",I dont mean to be mean,or to be some kinda rebellious asshole,, but I'm going to talk like I talk.,,and say what I say,,in the way that I say it!",,and if what I say,and the language I use to say it,is unacceptable,,then go ahead and delete my old ass from commenting!...With all due respects to my good friend FoM,,,I am in a survivalist mode,and I am going to cut the crap,,and say things in the honest and true manner that I need to ,,even though it may involve stepping on the toes of some prudish entities who are yet to be identified! far as I'm concerned,,,If people dont like what I have to say,and they find that my language is more offensive than my message,,,then they can get FUCKED!.....Once again,,I apologise for my radical manifesto,,,but it's time to cut the CRAP!...It's time to minimize the bullshit!...I was inspired by DanBs statement the other day,,and if I'm gonna keep commenting herel,I'm not going to do it under some repressive prissy guideline things....I like it here,,and I love FoM,and all the good friends I've made here over the years,,,but I am in "the Survival Mode",,and I will try to keep my "profanity",to a minimum,,I am going to say what I say,in the way I need to say it!....It's true,,there are crude ,unnecessaily profane comments that deserve to be expunged,or deleted,,but just because my comment contains the, word "fuck",does not mean that I am someone who should not be heard!..From now on,,I am going to talk the way I talk,,and if it's unacceptable,then that's OK..It's raining here in Southern California,and it makes me miss Seattle.I realize,,all of what I just said is probably kinda fucked,,,but it was not meant to be that way...I hope people will understand,,and if what I say is not understandable,or reasonable,,then delete,or de-register my old ass...I am in survivalist mode,,and I'm kinda crazy....I dont mean to be mean or bad,,,,but I yam what I yam,,and I aint gonna tiptoe around some weird-ass restrictions, in order to try and say what I got to say!!!....LOVE ddddana 
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Comment #12 posted by Morgan on November 08, 2002 at 10:16:27 PT
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain
"Ad Council President-CEO Peggy Conlon today called the ruling "outrageous" and charged it would "take away one of the most important tools that we have in keeping children off drugs."And what 'tool' is that exactly, Peggy? Disinformation? Obsfucation? PROPAGANDA? Was this statement by Peggy Conlon a freudian slip?Is this ruling going to pull back the curtain so we can see the man behind it?It has often been said that the Devil's greatest accomplishment has been to convince everyone that he doesn't exist. And this has worked very well for the United States Office of Propaganda also. 
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Comment #11 posted by schmeff on November 08, 2002 at 09:16:53 PT
Teeny tiny disclaimer
The radio spots may be problematic, but one will have to have a HUGE televison to be able to see the itsy-bitsy "sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy" that will be sufficient to qualify as 'truth' in advertising.
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Comment #10 posted by The GCW on November 08, 2002 at 07:29:15 PT
Armed with this news...
we may direct Our frustrations toward corporations like Safeway, that they are exposing themselves to (by association) discredited lies, and it is and will cost them.
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Comment #9 posted by goneposthole on November 08, 2002 at 06:15:13 PT
Wellstone assassinated?
No public service announcement for that, either.Is it just me, or is there a big ball and chain on a leg of the 800 metric ton gorilla sitting in The Oval Office?
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Comment #8 posted by BGreen on November 08, 2002 at 05:12:45 PT
I'm in survival mode
The voters who support this administration will get what they deserve. However, the rest of us are in for a whole bunch of misery, and I'm going to do everything I can to separate myself from the evil.
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Comment #7 posted by legalizeit on November 07, 2002 at 23:52:40 PT
More announcements should be identified, also
Each time the Assa, Asscroft, the WartHog, or any of the other worthless cabinet members get up and flap their traps about the "horrors" of marijuana, a disclaimer should be shown along the lines of the following:"This executive branch cabinet member is paid by taxpayers and transported with taxpayer dollars. His assertions are strictly his interpretation and should in no way be construed as fact. For truthful and objective reports regarding the harmful effects of the drug or drugs being villified, we recommend that you peruse the reference section of your nearest public or college library."Of course this will never happen, but the FCC ruling is a great step in the right direction! The reaction of the head of the Ad Council shows that the quicksand the antis are standing on is getting softer by the hour! If anti propaganda was truthful and unbiased, why would the Ad Council have a problem with its origin being indentified? A large portion of The Sheeple are still brainwashed but as things get more in focus for them the smarter of them will start to realize what a pile of crap they've been supping on all these years!I think Canada should just GO FOR THE GOLD, forget the decrim crap, legalize the herb completely and say TO HELL WITH THE BASTARD DOGS TO THE SOUTH!! The expression on the WartHog's face will be priceless.
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Comment #6 posted by mayan on November 07, 2002 at 18:23:52 PT
Isn't that hilarious? Peggy Conlon just admitted that the ONDCP has absolutely no credibility!!!"The FCC action was a defeat for the Ad Council, which previously petitioned the agency to allow anti-drug ads to run without the identifying information. The council's earlier petitions alleged that such an identification requirement would interfere with the anti-drug message and prompt some participating media companies to pull their support."Yes, the identification requirement would certainly interefere with the anti-drug message. It would enlighten everyone to the fact that these ads are simply government propaganda! And some participating media companies would definitely not want it to be known that they are associated with the ONDCP, which is a very shady outfit.I'm afraid that this may all be a mute point. I hate to say this & I hope I'm wrong, but we may soon very well be in the middle of WWIII. The U.S. Government is bankrupt(morally & financially) and will attempt to scapegoat a global war as the reason for total economic collapse.On the 2002 Midterm Michael C. Ruppert:,000 Votes Go Missing In Broward County, FL: People!!!The Fix Was In: Demands High Schools Give Names Of All Students: WANTS EDUCATORS TO SUPPORT WAR ON TERROR: masses forces for war on Iraq:
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Comment #5 posted by canaman on November 07, 2002 at 17:24:31 PT
 The ONDCO is not invisible
As much as they might like to be. Guess they'll have to tell their lies in the open now. Good to see some people (FCC) still play by the rules, sometimes.
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Comment #4 posted by BGreen on November 07, 2002 at 17:00:03 PT
A great example of the credibility of the ONDCP
"Ad Council President-CEO Peggy Conlon today called the ruling "outrageous" and charged it would "take away one of the most important tools that we have in keeping children off drugs."If they KNOW the ads come from the ONDCP they'll KNOW they're lies.Man, that's NO confidence in the credibility of our gov't.
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Comment #3 posted by p4me on November 07, 2002 at 16:25:55 PT
Why now?
If these laws are on the books, just why is it so hard to figure out that they apply to everyone? A baggage checker can get fired for letting some fingernail clippers but no one gets fired when the FCC does not enforece the laws. No one is being prosecuted, as in Hutchinson, for flying around in a jumbo Boeing jet and just because the fascist don't tell us everywhere he went and what he said, he only has to do it once to be prosecuted. These fascist are in such a hurry to prosecute everyone for something that has no victim. It would not now be a crime if the media presented the facts and issues to the people and the government were not allowed taxpayer money, people, and property to entrench and preserve these rotten laws.Goddamn George Busch.1
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on November 07, 2002 at 16:23:46 PT
Another big win. Bigger than You think...
Since it is a fact that many more people today regard the Federal government stance as less than credible, this is deluxe.The public knows "they" ARE not telling the Truth, and now they will mark them selves. -(sorta like a sign on their neck that says, Vee Vant Vure Urine)They will be forced to proclaim their discreditness (We gotta dance over this one).Truth, is what We're after. And not just a fragment of it. Pure clean Truth. The kind Our Father gives, Truth. Do You drink pure orange juice or do you drink something that legaly has to proclaim it has 1% juice and still call it juice? Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears Poncho (Frank)?All the Truth, says My urine is Mine!The ones who support caging humans for using the plant cannabis need help. As We get a moment, consider the many ways We can help those who cage humans for using a plant.  As We go through life there is going to be THE TOIL, as explained on what is it the 2nd page of the Bible. Help prohibitionists escape being the Toil, for if they knew better, some would be righteous. Pro's are free to choose and may be guided toward Truth.Forgive them for their sins, bring them to understand how to help themselves.They are still Our family, aren't they? (sometimes We just hate to admit it)Yes now the pro's must bear a mark.I like it.God Truth? 
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Comment #1 posted by CorvallisEric on November 07, 2002 at 16:19:43 PT
An admission as precious as the ruling itself
Ad Council President-CEO Peggy Conlon today called the ruling "outrageous" and charged it would "take away one of the most important tools that we have in keeping children off drugs."
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