IAAPA vs. Markey: CBS Early Show

Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:21 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A source for CoasterBuzz has indicated that the CBS Early Show is planning a segment on regulation and ride-related injuries that will include Congressman Ed Markey and a representative from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). The debate is supposed to air around 7:40 a.m. EDT, Wednesday morning on CBS.

Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:24 PM
I hope the IAAPA rep comes armed with that article from the Orange County Register that Jeff posted earlier today.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:26 PM

woo hoo baby this should be good. I wonder how long this will go and how strong the debates will get, I will make th exception tomorrow to get up early for this.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:30 PM
This is gonna be good. Can't wait to see what stupid things Markey says. Hope he gets shut down;)

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:35 PM
I certainly hope that IAAPA gets in a strong argument. It would do very well for the viewing audience to understand better what this debate really is - sensationalized nonsense designed to win votes through absolutely no merit.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:40 PM
I wish I wasn't still on Pacific time because I would love to see this. I guess I'll just have to tape it. This should be a good debate and fun to watch.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:43 PM
Well isn't markey completely proven wrong through the investigation by the orage county register.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:45 PM
I just hope that the IAAPA rep comes armed with a proper argument. Honestly, I don't think the IAAPA arguments (which basically boil down to, "Rides are safe; just look at the statistics.") are very strong arguments.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:51 PM
Well, if they have the O.C. Register I would call that independent, professional support of the industry.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 12:57 PM
I've got a bad feeling about this guys...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 1:18 PM

i really wish i wasnt in the UK, someone has to give a full show report please!

and markey stands no chance!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 1:37 PM
IAAPA really has to develop strong arguments that have been completely thought out, avoiding the chance that Markey can "poke holes" in their logic. Whoever is going to be on should probably be, to some extent, arrogant in order to present a much stronger argument. The IAAPA representative must be able to know when to present Markey with different statistics, because if the whole argument is statistics, it really has no substance. I sure hope this turns out well, and I will be watching it before I go off to tennis.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 2:27 PM
I agree with NitroExplodes. IAAPA is a large organization and they are the ones who know how to debate this. Tonight bioth sides are working on their debating stategy, but IAAPA has one advantage, they have the truth on their side.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 2:52 PM
thats cute bigkirby.

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Track Record: 110 and counting.....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 3:21 PM
I remember seeing a press release form IAAPA on Markey's legislation about two years ago. I think their rep. will be well-prepared.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:14 PM

Can someone tell me exactly what Markey is trying to accomplish? Does he want signs posted on every ride saying that you can be hurt or killed? If so, you might as well put those signs on airplanes, cars, bicycles, skateboards, trains, street crossings, and sidewalks. Does he want all the rides demolished? Does he want attention? Fame? I can't figure him out.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:36 PM

Dave: What about IAAPA's position isn't strong?

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:48 PM
What would be better would be to have Bill O'Reilly take on Ed Markey. Of course, this is all just fantasy.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:53 PM

Surely you can't be serious.

response:

I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 5:11 PM
No kidding, I'd like to see Ed enter O'Reilly's "No-Spin Zone".

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