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Old 12-09-14, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Discovery's "Eaten Alive" guy chickened out!

Hooray! The guy on Discovery's "Eaten Alive" chickened out! Which means Discovery's blatant animal cruelty attempt was averted.

Article: Discovery’s ‘Eaten Alive’ guy isn’t actually eaten alive by giant snake ? and viewers are furious | National Post
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Old 12-09-14, 10:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm so done with the discovery channel. I can't believe they get away with this crap
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Re: Discovery's "Eaten Alive" guy chickened out!

They knew from the beginning that the snake wasn't going to eat him. It was just a publicity stunt.
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I'm just glad the snake wasn't hurt. I was so glad to hear he chickened out.
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I'm also glad that he didn't go through with this foolish stunt. It would have served no purpose other than to stir up public fear of snakes. I really don't blame the guy for not going through with this. I didn't bother watching the show as it was so obviously a stunt so I don't know if his suit would have protected him from the tremendous pressures anacondas generate while constricting their prey. One "real" snake program registered the force per square inch an anaconda applies as equal to a small school bus sitting on top of the prey. Discovery channel is obviously trying to sensationalize their programming to expand their audience base. If they continue showing programs like this one, or the one about the living Megalodon shark, or the living Mermaids as documentaries, they will loose all credibility and their audience will shrink to where they eventually go off the air. At least the snake was not injured and didn't have to endure the stress it would have if the guy had actually gone through with it.
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Re: Discovery's "Eaten Alive" guy chickened out!

I recommend everyone give up Discovery and Animal Planet, and start tuning into Animal Bytes TV. They have several shows per week broadcast via youtube, which you can stream on your TV, computer, phone, etc. And it's real info about reptiles and other animals, without the sensationalist nonsense.
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Natgeo is still a good channel. Most of their programming is still education based.
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NatGeo is still good. Anything on the Discovery networks (discovery, history, AP, etc.) has gone away from educational programming for the most part. I refused to watch Eaten Alive on Sunday and I'm glad I did. From what I heard it was an absolute travesty. I lost respect for a few individuals who were saying it would have a good conservation message. I'm sorry but any message that it may have had was silenced by the sensationalism of the show.
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Re: Discovery's "Eaten Alive" guy chickened out!

Actually, someone stupid enough to do that should have been left in there for the entire stunt. "Did you hear him say abort or something?" "Nah, just his arm cracking." Then it would've been worth watching.
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glad to hear these arseholes failed epically on this ridiculous stunt



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Re: Discovery's "Eaten Alive" guy chickened out!

I watched the end of it on a clip posted to youtube. I laughed pretty hard, so I guess it did entertain me. Just not for the reasons it was supposed to... I'm really surprized they even aired it since it was filmed like month(s) prior, and to me that seemed like a failed stunt that shouldn't have made it on T.V.

Anyway, yay for the snake being ok!
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They still showed it to make some profit from his failure Luckily for this guy it was the arm and not the neck
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Re: Discovery's "Eaten Alive" guy chickened out!

It was anything but a failure. It was, as far as the network is concerned, a roaring success. It was the highest rated "nature" program for the channel in years, pulling in over 4 million viewers and winning the cable ratings war for Sunday. The program was taped before they even began to advertise it, they knew the snake didn't swallow him and yet they still claimed it did. Under what parameters does one define false advertising? The line between sensationalism and bald faced lies becomes more blurred by the day. This will, no doubt, only encourage them to broadcast more overwrought, sensationalized nonsense going forward. I canceled my cable a while back having given up on TV (other than sports, naturally) so I didn't watch but millions obviously did and most seemed surprised to find they had been lied to. lol.
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Yes, Discovery has long since left credibility in the dust. Nat Geo is generally not bad but it would be nice to see PBS or BBC come out with something new related to reptiles. I do remember a show on Smithsonian awhile back where a guy did some good stuff information wise as well as photographically with a population of Black Caimans in Gyuana. So did the guy just aggravate the anaconda until it got fed up and decided to choke him out as last resort or did it really think he was a meal?
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Smithsonian is decent too but it's usually a channel that you have to pay extra for.
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