If the FCC approves relaxing the ruling allowing more nudity and profanity on tv
then I will cancel my cable tv including local tv programming. I am a parent and
grandparent and am raising children in my home. Profanity and nudity is not my
reality and the real world to me nor to the morals and values that I am teaching
my family. I still have a choice. I choose to watch good, moral programs and
movies that promote goodness and values.
It's not OK, but there's a little bit of fear mongering here.
They're not considering allowing nudity. They're considering
eliminating fines for unscripted profanity during live broadcasts. Still not OK,
but not as bad as this article makes it sound.
I wrote. If you care, you will too.
if parents are so concerned about what their children view. monitor what they
watch. don't leave it up to the FCC to do it for you.
don't expect the BO misadministration to defend decency.Eliyahu,there is such a thing as reasonable regulation, and I believe
most conservatives support reasonable regulation. For example, if there were no
rules (drive on the right side, stop at red, for example) no one could get
anywhere in relative safety on our highways. Because we have reasonable rules,
we can move on our highways. But when the rules become unreasonable, such as a
15 MPH speed limit on I-15, we complain.What we are asking for from
the FCC in MAINTAINING decency standards (not imposing new ones), is that they
actually fulfill their charge and keep smut and filth off prime-time broadcast
TV (similar to having rules such as drive on the right stop at red, yeild to
emergency vehicles, etc).Hope that helps
You don't want Big Brother to regulate your guns, but you do want him to
regulate your TV... Seriouslly?Take responsibility for your
children. The Internet isn't filtered... and any filter you try to put on
it can easily be circumvented. No amount of government oversight is an
acceptable solution to educating your children. Your kids WILL see
nudity, they WILL hear profanity and they will probably see/hear much more of
those things outside of "network TV". If you really think relaxing
these standards will contribute to the destruction of our society, then maybe
you should look inward to see the real problem.
It's a bit bewildering. We live in a very-Republican state, where one of
the recurring themes is "get rid of big government" and "get the
feds out of our lives", and yet when it comes to First Amendment issues,
we're very eager to see more government control and regulation over what we
choose to watch and hear. Doesn't every television set come with an on/off
switch and a channel selector so that we can decide for ourselves what to view
and what to not view? I find a lot of programming objectionable, a lot of it
inane and stupid, and a lot just plain annoying. I have an easy solution to
that problem, though. I don't watch those programs. I make that decision
on my own without any assistance from the government and without a government
censor to watch over my shoulder.To keep things in perspective,
it's also worth noting that the fact that 75,000 people have chosen to
comment on the issue means that over 300,000,000 people aren't concerned
enough to comment.
When I grew up, living the sheltered life in a small town here in Utah, there
was no swearing on TV or on the radio, no video games, and no video tapes or
DVDs. Everybody went to church and primary or mutual every week. But kids knew
all the swear words anyway.Not everything on TV has to be suitable
for children. It's not TV's job to tend your kids. If you don't
want them to watch something, don't let them watch it. If you're
afraid of what they'll see or hear at their friends' houses,
don't let them visit their friends. That's the way it worked when I
was a kid.If there are things on TV you don't like, don't
watch them. And if you're an adult, and "strong language" or the
human body offends you, grow up.Apparently some people think that
"freedom of expression" is a bad thing, and that censorship is
It isn't about 24/7 content of all forms of entertainment, it is about a
particular safe window. Comparing it to a school crosswalk with a guard -- they
are proposing to ignore the "occasional" "oopsie" speed/stopsign
violator while kids are crossing the street.
I think it is pretty pathetic that they continue to bring smut, filth and nudity
to our Tv shows. It is a playground for immorality, drugs and sex. It brings
about nothing but denegrated shows with no quality. What is happening to our
United States of America that they will even consider such a horrible thing. We
need positive, uplifting programming not programming that draws the perverted to
watch. Our children and grandchildren, families aren't able to watch very
few programs without profanity, exposure of breasts and violence. Thank heavens
we have BYU TV.
It's surprising how very few people realise this whole exercise only
applies to broadcast tv, but they gripe instead about TV for which they are
paying. Not public RF spectrum, but private paid stuff. Willing, therefore, to
accept this stuff they so revile into their homes and pay for it to boot. Times
are good if you're paying 75 bucks a month for something you despise. As
for broadcast TV, it's mush as it is, and now the freedom loving,
government hands off my everything conservatives are out in force as nanny
groups howling about protecting children who don't watch broadcast tv
because they're up all night blowing up stuff in a shooter video game. If
turning the tv off and hiding from the world is what you need to do, do it.
Either that, or put on the adult knickers, get selective about what you watch
and try some parenting.
@byubigpappaFirst, your confusing the issue. The FCC has nothing to do
with movies, because the only way the FCC has gotten away with subverting the
1st amendment is because they "own" the airwaves. Because they
"own" the airways they are able to get away with quasi censorship(Did
you know there is not a list of words and concepts not allowed on broadcast,
because the supreme court ruled that having a specific list is a violation of
the constitution, so instead broadcasters have to guess what the "community
standards" are.). Movies, aren't owned or broadcasted by network TV
stations(in their uncut movie form), so the FCC is unable to regulate them in
The FCC needs to tighten decency standards. I get tired of having to walk out
of a movie because of Language or ludeness. Why is there such an adjenda to
destroy decent entertainment. Those who follow such an adjenda wish to protect
filth by passing laws against devices that remove garbadge from a movie or
program we are watching. What kind of a deal is that. Shame on the FCC.
Question as to relaxing TV decency standards? What standards? It's already
anything goes 24/7 with no "prime time" restrictions. Children are
overexposed to every sort of language and sexual deviance already, and it
appears to be getting worse. The next step for indecency is to download it to
computers, already being done, and therefore no decency controls whatsoever.
Everything always reduces itself to the lowest common denominator, and the
rotten apple does spoil the rest of the apples in the barrel.
Television in general has been in the toilet for a long time. What the FCC is
looking to allow, is to bring it to the sewer level.I gave up on
cable years ago. Waste of money. Gave up on tv a long time ago also. There is
plenty to do without having untalented brainless people making alot of money
while I watch them do what they do. "Reality shows" are not even close
to reality. The only good thing is the science, history and cooking shows along
with Pawn Stars.Anything else, I'll just buy a movie and watch
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the "standards of the community"
decide if something is pornographic. It is the advertisers who are at fault
here. The young have lots and lots of money. They are also easily influenced
with "sex and violence". TV goes into more than one community and
standards would be hard to enforce without a strict interpretation by the FCC.
The current administration emphasizes "freedom of expression".
Organizations like the AFA and PTC are seen as discriminatory based on the
clientele that they represent. The media from previous interaction will not
police itself. It is up to the FCC to set standards. This time, it is
"some" indecency. Next time, it will be even more.
This won't allow nudity and f words on scripted shows, it's to deal
with cases like David Ortiz's pre-game curse word.
I won't lie. Tv has gotten very bad over the years, in regards to quality.
But good night there's lots of choices.But, if the standards fall
much further, I will save my 75.00 per month.