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Published: Thursday, April 18 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Has the FCC made a decision?

This editorial gives the impression that it has.

The FCC is asking for public input.

Maybe people should also let Fox know they object to their lawsuit against the FCC for imposing a fine when they aired expletives.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

We've grown up since Fred and Wilma had to have separate beds. And for pete's sake quit trotting out the children all the time. They're not watching broadcast TV anyway, and if they are shouldn't they have some parental guidance, and maybe go to bed sometime before 11. Our encroaching societal maturity doesn't necessarily mean everything is 'more obscene'.

Jacob_Z
Brigham City, UT

It's ironic that people who think they invented freedom of expression are so afraid that it might actually be exercised.

equusrider
Bluffdale, UT

"...the amount of obscenity now found in fiction, films and television is “realistic” only for some select groups, though, by being presented as normal, it is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy, as people speak in the way the entertainment media tells them is normal.)" Andrew Sherrod

The media is TEACHING our kids what to accept as normal. Violence, sex, foul language, disrespect and "I want it NOW!" attitude. This issue is not going to be solved by: "just watch something different" The grass roots of this problem is about what it is doing to our society as a whole. And we ALL need to care about that.

Mukkake
Salt Lake City, UT

Hutterite:
[And for pete's sake quit trotting out the children all the time. They're not watching broadcast TV anyway,]

Indeed, most are watching 2 Girls 1 Cup.

equusrider
Bluffdale, UT

@ Hutterite:;
I really liked your comment on the Montana Hutterite colony seeking religious freedom. I quote you.
"it’s hard to find an adult hutterite who hasn’t experienced a traumatic, even limb removing accident, and far too many CHILDREN die in farm and industrial related accidents on colonies."

And you say "for pete's sake quit trotting out the children all the time" The children whether Hutterite or otherwise need to be "trotted out. Children are the future of this society. How we protect them or not will ultimately make or break us as a society. "How i Met your Mother" IS on primetime. and kids are watching it. "Two and a Half Men" IS on primetime and kids are watching it. Ive seen enough of these shows to know my kids will NEVER watch them. Not all homes have cable or direct TV or satellite. I dont. We are a society that has become fascinated with watching people do unspeakable things to each other primetime TV. What does that say to our kids. This is NORMAL an OK??????

MapleDon
Springville, UT

If DesNews' editors (and owners) are so upset about the prospects of nudity and obscenities on a form of media (daytime television programs), then they should get out of the business of broadcasting network television and advertising films containing that material.

Until they do, this opinion piece comes across as disingenuous.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

Safe conclusion DN, safe conclusion. The lowering of standards certainly is not advocated to decrease profanity and vulgarity.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The difference between the world now and that of yesteryear is that we now live in a culture of hate.

It is not so much that people have changed, but that the people in charge have changed. It is the TV commercials that clued my mind. Commercials used to be about tooth paste and refrigerators and were aimed at ordinary people. Today’s commercials are about gold and silver, expensive vacation spots and expensive cars. They are now aiming at the rich and powerful and their hoard of money.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Don't watch TV or only watch Ch 11, KBYU.

Hamath
Omaha, NE

What is network public TV? Is it a new competitor to Netflix?

BCMom
Brigham City, UT

Those who push for broader standards often do so as a fight against "restrictions." In reality, television without moral standards is the most restrictive of all. A large swath of the nation may choose not to watch for fear of offending their children or inviting language and behavior into their homes that otherwise would not be welcomed or allowed. When strict decency standards are applied, all audiences are served. We can't imagine many viewers reacting to a program by saying they wished it had more profanity or nudity. Those who yearn for such things certainly have no end of choices beyond the public airwaves.

It is interesting how many ridicule the thought of preserving standards of decency. It is getting more difficult to stand for decency with out receiving ridicule. Those who would preserve standards decency are accused of denying other freedom.

Christian 24-7
Murray, UT

If filth is what you want, there are plenty of places you can get it. It is far more available than clean entertainment. There is no reason people shouldn't have to pay for their filth and violent entertainment. They don't need it for free on over the air TV. In fact it should be taxed proportional to the public damage which happens at the hands of those who are fueled by it. Remember, Ted Bundy said he got is start with Playboy and Hustler, of the late 60's. That would be soft core porn by today's standards.

Broadcast TV is considered a public service with it's weather alerts, public service announcements, amber alerts, etc. If it becomes so unfriendly to families by its disturbing content, it cannot serve those purposes because it will be turned off in homes of decency.

JSB
Sugar City, ID

I have asked this question before: Is there any way we can get a list of the sponsors of the most filthy TV programs? I'd be willing to boycott if I knew who to boycott. This may be more effective in cleaning things up than complaining about the filthy shows.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

2nd Amendment is sacred, 1st amendment, not so much.

Much like religious text, people like to only pay attention to the parts that they believe are important, and then interpret them to fit their agenda.

Also, Channel 5 shows plenty of filth and violence, why is that?

Wally West
SLC, UT

@ Ernest T. Bass 4/18 at 5:59p

"Don't watch TV or only watch Ch 11, KBYU."

So, kbyu isn't tv?

The lyrics to Family guy's FCC song running through my head as I read replies from the "base" here in Utah that can only be described as puritanical.

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Right to bear arms shall not be infringed...right to fee speech shall have no law that abridges it...ahh not so much conservatives? What part of unabridged don't you understand? Personally I don't think unabridged means all speech of any kind is permitted, nor does unifringed mean society can't put reasonable restrictions on types and capacitites of guns. But that's just me and the Supreme Court and 90% of the rest of Americans.

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