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Eshoo gets feds to cork loud TV ads

Original post made on Dec 3, 2010

It seems that Democrats and Republicans in Washington D.C. can agree on at least one thing these days: advertisers need to do something about their annoyingly loud TV commercials.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 3, 2010, 3:40 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by MV, a resident of Jackson Park
on Dec 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Is this really local news?


Posted by Mr. Big, a resident of Jackson Park
on Dec 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

One other point probably never brought up is the wear and tear on remote controls to lower the volume when the commercials come on and then turning the volume back up when the program starts. Or, mute on... mute off.


Posted by Daniel DeBolt, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

Daniel DeBolt is a registered user.

To the person who asked if this is local news, I'd like to point out that Eshoo is Mountain View's congressional representative, which makes just about anything she does of interest to Mountain View residents.


Posted by Mr. Mountain View, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 6, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Now I understand... congresswoman Anna Eshoo has been making all the horrible decisions because she was distracted by loud commercials on her TV. I hope the new law will help her pay attention to what is really going on around her and help her understand what reality is........


Posted by vfree, a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm

After 50 years of complaints they take action! It would have been sooner if there was a way to tax the decibels. Keep in mind they now run healthcare.




Posted by David M, a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm

In other news, the Congress hasn't produced any appropriations bills for fiscal year 2011:

Web Link

As of December 6, no bills other than continuing resolutions have even made it to the stage of a conference report. Instead, the Congress spends its time quibbling about loud television commercials. Great job, really.


Posted by Kathy, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Dec 7, 2010 at 6:32 am

Agree that anything Eshoo does should be of interest to her constituents, the better question is, why are our representatives spending one second of their time on something so unimportant as TV ads when there are so many critical issues facing us, the housing crisis, unemployment, healthcare, the HSR disaster, the list goes on. Keep up the good work Anna.


Posted by Voter, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Dec 7, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I LOVE this. Yes, it not the biggest problem, but I'm glad we have reps who know how to do more than one thing at a time and I'm glad that something is happening that will affect my daily life for the better. HOORAY! Its low hanging fruit, but low hanging fruit has gotta get picked too.


Posted by mistervideo, a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

The FCC is the responsibility of Congress. Expecting our elected representatives to avoid that responsibility to deal with "bigger issues" is asking them to shirk their responsibility. Its all got to get done. We just adopted a new digital broadcasting system and this is the appropriate time to address issues like the loudness of commercials in over-the-air television because the way audio is transmitted, decoded and reproduced is new.


Posted by mistervideo, a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

The FCC is the responsibility of Congress. Expecting our elected representatives to avoid that responsibility to deal with "bigger issues" is asking them to shirk their responsibility. Its all got to get done. We just adopted a new digital broadcasting system and this is the appropriate time to address issues like the loudness of commercials in over-the-air television because the way audio is transmitted, decoded and reproduced is new.


Posted by k, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

Thank you Anna. If you live in a house, you probably could care less, but for those who live in apartments where walls are paper thin this is a blessing.


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