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Old 11-01-2010, 06:47 AM
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To be fair, most of Dr. Phil's viewers lack either the maturity or communication skills to maintain a polyamory lifestyle. Everyone who comes on that show with relationship issues has a lot of baggage to deal with. People who haven't even learned to maintain a single, healthy relationship have no business trying to bring more people into their problematic world. So to that end, with regards to most of his viewers and virtually all of his guests, he's right that polyamory is unsustainable and not a good idea.

Overall, I've found that Dr. Phil's advice comes in two flavours: blatantly skewed, and blatantly obvious. Much of what he says is total common sense, but I tend to forget that common sense is anything but common.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:16 PM
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I agree.

I also think you have to be open-minded and have quite a high level of emotional intelligence to work with polyamory, neither of which abounds in Dr Phil's target audience. Oprah was doing something on Polyamory, it will interesting to see how that turns out, I have more optimism on that front.
I think oprah doing something on it might have more of an open minded view on the matter.
I mean I remember seeing a show she did one time that was had one topic of females watching porn more now and saying how that is more of a norm to do.

dr.phil just seems wayy to old fashioned and right winged in his topics and I really dis like people that are so right winged or left winged they don't even wanna try to look at a bigger picture at all.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:49 PM
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I think oprah doing something on it might have more of an open minded view on the matter.
I mean I remember seeing a show she did one time that was had one topic of females watching porn more now and saying how that is more of a norm to do.

dr.phil just seems wayy to old fashioned and right winged in his topics and I really dis like people that are so right winged or left winged they don't even wanna try to look at a bigger picture at all.
Oprah does a decent job of seeming open. But she relies on an undercurrent of non-acceptance. She knows how to walk the line nicely. While not as far out there as Dr Phil, she is still not accepting of the truly alternative. Although the paint brush she uses may be a different quality.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:42 AM
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wasn't there a documentary put out about polyamory? I think that would be a really cool to watch if there was something like that put out...that kind of thing does a lot better job of seeming more educated then any talk show it would seem.

I wonder if someone like Ellen did a talk on polyamory how that might go over......probably a lil similarly to oprah I am sure.
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DR. Phill is proof that the united states learned something from hitler, propaganda can work. i have a sneeking suspicion that DR. Phill does some of his shows specifically to push the status-quo and help keep everything the way it is. He probably got some money for doing that story from the government.

ive seen independant news reporters saying that swining and other alternatave relationship are good for the echonomy. beceause we are spending money on alternate lifestyle oriented vacations.
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Default Montel Polyamory Show

http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.org/video/

Some of the people on this show you might know or have heard of ..

I thought the show was rather good considering the Talk Show format.

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Old 04-12-2011, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for posting but I watch this and find myself really annoyed by some of the questions, comments, and gasps of horrified exasperation from the audience. Granted, all to be expected and it IS a talk show but...meh.
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Do you seriously expect to get an open-minded discussion about polyamory on this kind of show? Especially in the USA. I can imagine the British (more phlegmatic, less hostage of the loony-Christian-right-wing moralists) coming up with a more objective view. Not to mention the Germans or Scandinavians.

I don't live in the USA, I haven't got a television, and I've probably never seen Dr Phil in my life (nor would I ask him to give me a check-up if I did stumble into his waiting room), but I can well imagine that IF his team ever invites someone with a more liberal view onto the show, it's only so Dr Phil can score points off them and make their liberal views look ridiculous (or dangerous). I can even imagine some of these shows manufacturing (scripted) "liberals" with "wacky ideas" who don't need Dr Phil or his ilk to make themselves look ridiculous. From the little television I do see, chat shows and some documentaries are coming more and more to presenting stereotypes and prejudices... as well as "playing to the house". "Informed opinion" as pure entertainment.

People are taking certain media into their own hands. I know that there's editorial control on YouTube, but you're much more likely to find (amateur) open-minded reports on polyamory there than on the boob tube. And YouTube's just the most widely-known of the Internet video carriers. (A bonus is that you can leave a comment that isn't going to disappear in 3 seconds, like a texted message rolling across the bottom of a television screen.)

I just went to "google videos" and typed in "polyamory". 1480 results. Who volunteers to wade through them all and prepare a list of the best?

Not a random choice: this was at the head of the queue on Google: Polyamory by silvurhuntress.

Hey, silvurhuntress! On you on here as well?
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People are taking certain media into their own hands. I know that there's editorial control on YouTube, but you're much more likely to find (amateur) open-minded reports on polyamory there than on the boob tube. And YouTube's just the most widely-known of the Internet video carriers. (A bonus is that you can leave a comment that isn't going to disappear in 3 seconds, like a texted message rolling across the bottom of a television screen.)

I just went to "google videos" and typed in "polyamory". 1480 results. Who volunteers to wade through them all and prepare a list of the best?
On YouTube, JorethInnKeeper's channel looks like a reasonable place to start.
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