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Published: Thursday, April 11 2013 10:30 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

dont like it? dont watch. and dont let your kids watch

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

...and the vast wasteland continues its descent.

Hyrum, UT

To relax standards that are already too liberal for family viewing is insane. I believe that to most of America (or at least those with children), the current standards need to be tightened for prime-time broadcast tv, rather than loosened!

There are already way too many shows currently on tv that many of us don't feel comfortable allowing children to see. Why would our society want to further desensitize people (and especially kids) into thinking it's acceptable to go around using the F word in their conversations. Personally, I still hate hearing that word, and others like it. It truly indicates a lack of civility in our society if and when we do start further accepting such crass things.

Free speech isn't the issue. Having an acceptable standard of societal decency should be. When our speech starts denigrating, it becomes a precursor to a downward spiral in standards... one that our parents and grandparents would be ashamed of. It truly isn't hip and modern (or even progressive) to be more degenerate. It's just dumb. Studies have shown a conclusive correlation between the coarseness of person's language and their level of education.

Pleasant Grove, UT

Just more evidence of how we are in such a moral Decline

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Chris B

Like it? Then pay for the channel and go down that lonely road to nowhere on your own. We don't need it. We don't need to expose children to this. Let them be kids, before hollywood and elites take that innoncence away.

Yet, society freaks out if a kid has soda, but, will feed them pizza and french fries as vegetables. Society freaks out about a school shooting. But, could care less what their kids view and listen to and what is influencing them.

The question needs to be asked. What is the most beneficial to our children and society as a whole? I strongly encourage to keep the restrictions on the tv. Maybe it will help Chris B if we called this a loaded gun.

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

Chrissie..... nice. Rather than trying to raise society up with higher standards and ideals, you'd prefer to let it go down the crapper out of fear of offending anybody by saying that something is harmful to them. Way to be "your brothers keeper". Sheesh....

As for the rest of civilized society, it's painfully obvious that profanity and pornography destroy individuals. I'd gladly bet the new Harley Davidson I just bought that if you went into the prisons and asked them how many viewed pornography and vulgarity on a regular basis BEFORE they were incarcerated, that percentage would be in the 90's. Anyone think differently? So with that being the case, can you honestly discredit the effect these two habits more than likely had upon these individuals and the roads that got them put into prison? Want to make a bet how many of them regularly attended church before becoming incarcerated? Anyone honestly think that both of those statistics are coincidental?

Just some points to ponder.....

Deep Space 9, Ut

Lets see, we just had an article recently that described how fewer people are watching broadcast TV. Now, in an effort to get people watching TV, the FCC is going to relax standards more in an effort to try and get more people watching even more garbage.

I don't think that the FCC realizes that this will ultimately drive views away from TV.

Ron Burgundy
Ogden, UT

What is with all of the commies that want to control capitalism?

Poplar Grove, UT

So why is it that guns and the second amendment must be protected at any cost. But freedom of speech is some sort of danger. It's in the bill of rights just like the 2nd amendment, in fact, it's even higher on the list. The language in the bill of rights doesn't say freedom of speech that doesn't offend you, it's freedom of speech. Period.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

So much for conservatives not wanting government intrusion. So when is it OK for this to be a nanny state and when is it not?

Colorado Springs, CO

Liberal Ted: Who is raising your children, you or society? If you don't want your childen to watch it (or yourself for that matter) then don't let them watch it. This is a great time for power of the people, in that the people can band together and not watch these types of programs, adults included. That's the easiest and most effective way to send a message.

Springville, UT

So glad you are warning people about this! They need to know what to do next. One million mom has steps to take to contact the FCC here: http://bit.ly/12NqQPP Thank you.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Curious --

Do conservatives want MORE Government, or LESS Government?

Who's to know?

Me - I hate smut on TV.
I hate Companies making $ selling smut.
I have no problem with the Government stopping it.

And for that reason alone, I am hated in Utah.

Cardston, Alberta

We all need to simply turn off the television. We all could write to TV producers and networks to inform them that we are indeed turning off their smut.

Sandy, UT

Another reason to cut the cable and selectively stream or use DVD programming content. We have have been off cable and broadcast TV for 10 months, never been happier.

Salt Lake City, UT

Unbelieveable that relaxing standards is even being considered. Each step leads to another, allowing even more offensive language to be used & more implicit sex scenes & violence. Where & when does it stop? Before long, it will be acceptable to show full nudity and complete sex scenes. If frontal nudity is acceptable, why not everything else? I suppose this shouldn't surprise me, considering the downward spiral of decency and morality throughout the world, but there seems to be no limits anymore on anything.

Provo, UT

I don't want my grandchildren hearing or seeing this.

If this is the liberal idea of raising children, start running around your house nude and using foul language. Don't bring it to my house.

Centerville, UT

We don't watch any network television any longer. Mostly we select our programs on Netflix or Amazon prime. TV today is awful.

Call me old fashioned but I miss the days of Bill Cosby, the Brady Bunch, and the Andy Griffin Show.

Centerville, UT

This makes me more grateful for BYU tv. Has anyone watched American Ride? I love that program. There's lots more great programs on BYU tv.

Kearns, UT

Isn't it interesting that this announcement was made on April 1?

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