[PLUG-TALK] Media smut...
sechrest at peak.org
Wed Sep 3 09:57:34 PDT 2003
"Michael C. Robinson" <michael at goose.robinson-west.com> writes:
% Is it just me or are there no decency standards in even
% broadcast television? The stuff in just about any movie these
% days is one thing, but the WWF wrestling series and even many
% daytime commercials I'd say go too far. Is it me or has it
% gotten worse lately? I'm to the point where I'm afraid to
% watch any television because of how addictive a lot of frankly
% despicable programs are. Aren't there entrapment statutes
% regarding subliminal messages?
It is not just you. The level of quality of TV dips to new lows on
a regular basis.
% It's shocking that public decency standards don't extend
% to television. Should it be permitted to do on network
% television what you can't do on the street? It used to be
% staying away from smut was mostly an exercise in not
% subscribing to cable or satellite.
% Nowadays, you can easily get flaky watching reality TV during
% the day. By the time Conan is on, Fox is doing hard core.
% Hopefully, a lot of people would only have to watch fox once
% if at all at the worst time. Unfortunately they give web sites
% you can make the stupid mistake of looking at. I don't
% believe in the message Fox is sending with all the night time
% chat with me ads and the party girl series it's running. If
% you put up with Blind date though, it's easier to watch a
% party girls. Especially if your spirits are low. I came
% so close to sites that wanted money for things I can't support
% that I've decided not to watch television at all anymore aside
% from maybe the news and OPB. Even OPB can't be trusted anymore
% I think it's gotten to the point where reality TV is a drug that
% can affect anyone, with plenty of shows from the level of slighty
% disturbing to stuff no decent person would ever start with or even
% feel comfortable talking about after, it's getting to be immoral
% to watch TV at all. It consider myself luck that I can be merely
% embarassed that I've seen some of what's on. Watching the stuff
% on there if you were dating though could easily cause a disaster.
% Our society says your responsible for your own actions and you are,
% however, I think where television is going these days is flat
% wrong? You have to make decisions regarding certain activities
% arguably ahead of time. If you decide to watch Blind date which
% I'd say is pushing it, your less likely to make the right
% decision when a hard core program comes on after. Blind Date
% made you more vulnerable to hard core, though Elimidate on
% WB32 is far more damaging. It makes me angry that the networks
% are taking advantage of momentary moral weakness. It's been a
% long time I'd say since any of us have actually been entertained.
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