Let's see here.Advertisers invest millions of dollars to show
mere seconds or minutes of stuff on TV believing that it will cause people to
buy their products, vote for them, donate money, save the environment, or watch
another show.But, the folks running the gigantic TV industry insist
that hours of repeated violent conduct, mayhem and murder, lewd behavior,
disrespect of marriage, religion or education is just "entertainment"
and that no on will change their conduct to emulate such behavior.In
1961, the Chairman of the FCC said of television programming "I can assure
you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland." It has only gotten
worse since then. And, much of the worse content is specifically aimed at the
groups in society that are failing the worst, young, under educated inner city
youths.Hold ATV execs responsible for the filth they spew into
What a gruesome list of violent acts in prime time viewing.Thank
goodness I have Turner Classic Movies to watch at night.
Regarding Craig Clarks comment, that is really the only way to not view the
stuff that offends. Turn the channel or turn the TV off, period. Apparantly
the public wants this stuff in enough numbers that it is profitable.
That's freedom in America. We have to live with it. I know it seems that
the government should "get involved" when things get "too"
extreme. However, can you imagine what would happen if our Federal Government
took up the debate in Congress on how to regulate this stuff? What a nightmare
that would become. The FCC doesn't even seem to exist anymore. I think we
as citizens just have to use our power of not supporting what we don't
appove of by not participating. If the ratings go down enough, and the demand
for "Andy Taylor of Mayberry" goes up, you can bet that the networks
will be contacting Ron Howard to do the Opie show.
But it's a really good show ha. Like SCfan said, just change it.