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Published: Monday, Aug. 19 2013 1:20 p.m. MDT

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terlds
Ogden, UT

Good job Rebecca! I refuse to even go to the movies anymore. You used to be able to see content on screenit.com, but you have to pay for that, now. I am so disgusted with media these days. And people wonder why there are no morals in our children anymore. We can't even access any channels on our tv without cable, but there is very little of worth anyway. What ever happened to the good shows?

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

To be consistent, I hope the Mom doesn't freely read various chapters of the Bible to her son neither. The Song of Solomon is rather too soft porny for my tastes. And In Genesis, All that lenghty discourse on Begatting and begetting. Things that impressionable youth shouldn't be exposed to. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? Pfft!, A murder/suicide fest from the opening scene to the unhappy ending. Do we want our youth to be "Biting their thumbs at each other" in the schoolyard? I think not. Better we should home-school our little ones until we can send them on Missions when they turn 18.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Well her first mistake was watching ABC's "Good Morning America. NBC, ABC and CBS are garbage. These once proud networks have turned into liberal stink holes full of nasty content. The news reporting is all liberal propaganda and the entertainment is nothing but gutter 'shock' factor garbage at best. Best policy is just change the channel...or block them. I have to think the LDS church will soon have it's own network for its members for general conference and firesides.

Rusty Nail
Sandy, UT

@ Shazandra

"did we have to hear a swarthy-looking Nixon drop his F-bombs to give credibility? Yeah, because some dweeb writing the script wanting to push the envelope, and we allow it by our movie addiction."

Yes, that is how Nixon talked. Look it up. Listen to the Watergate tapes. It was not "some dweeb writing a script."

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

"NBC, ABC and CBS are garbage. These once proud networks have turned into liberal stink holes full of nasty content. The news reporting is all liberal propaganda"

"patriot", when was the last time you watched any national news on the networks? Tell the truth.

Arizona Rocks
Phoenix, AZ

We quit watching ABC Family because of the PG13 and R type commercials. The movie was appropriate for our 3 year old but not the commercials. We were mad and turned it off.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Chris b.
Your the wise man again.
Thanks!

Keith Cisney
Layton, UT

If you are really concerned about what is being shown on TV then watch women's beach volley ball and decide how you feel about what is visible there. Or just review the clothing ads in the Sunday paper for women (young girls underwear and swim suits). When I was a young boy and went into the drug store there were "men's" magazines that we were not permitted to view (I did anyway) and the newspaper ads had them beat hands down. We have come a long way in just a few decades. Can we go back? Not likely.

ParkCityAggie
Park City, Ut

Yes the correct answer is in fact change the channel! You don't have the right not to be offended, sorry.

shimmer
Orem, UT

Kids are going to be exposed to things no matter how hard we try to keep them innocent. If she is so worried about her children seeing inappropriate things then she needs to get rid of her TV, computer, phone, and never let them go to the pool.This controversy sure has been good for her blog hits though.

Lasvegaspam
Henderson, NV

The apathy oozing from some of you is sickening, and is the reason why networks keep pushing the limits in broadcasting soft porn.

Brother Benjamin Franklin
Orem, UT

This woman is overreacting--plain and simple.

I am extremely concerned at how people are saying that Chris B's comment is not a good response. I happen to think he is making an excellent point.

In my view, the kids are going to see these things anyways. The pornography is all around them in society. It is part of life now. If you drive down I-15 you will see billboards with it. Just go to clubs and you will see it. Watch certain movies and you will see it. Listen to the radio and you will hear it. Look at certain books and magazines and you will see and read it. Pornography is not merely visual; it is aural and written too.

We can't make something go away just because we don't like it. I disagree with her assessment. If she doesn't want something, she should toss out her cable box. But I think she should get Netflix or Hulu if she wants to watch TV.

Just an Observer
Salt Lake City, UT

@Arizona Rocks: That was an eye-opener for our family as well. We made the decision many years ago to stop watching most TV when we could see we wouldn't want our kids seeing it. But we thought we would be able to watch the Christmas specials on ABC Family without problem, until we saw the promos for the prime-time shows when the Christmas specials went to commercials.

@Patriot: The LDS Church already has such a network in BYUtv. It isn't solely for Conference and firesides--for which I am grateful--and it could certainly be improved, but it's doing well and getting better.

But a question that hasn't been asked here is: Do we have to watch TV? To a great extent, I think we are better off with our time spent in more productive fashion. There's a great deal of good that can be done if we keep the time amusing ourselves with TV, Internet, games, et cetera to a minimum.

bw00ds
Tucson, AZ

Good for this mother. I do disagree with her stance on "leaving media," however. We left media in 1990. That is network TV. Never had cable ever in our lives. We of course rent DVDs of our choosing to watch and we watch as much as time wisely permits. Great sitcoms like the Dick Van Dyke Show, Mission Impossible, Kung Fu, etc. etc. (Yes, Star Trek franchise, Dr. Who, etc.) Best parenting decision ever. Our kids grew up devouring books. Intelligent, creative kids. Never had the "Mommy, I want this," syndrome, either because they were never commercialized.

In the end, I still have a say. It is in what I decide to watch from renting online or watching for free on Hulu, etc. It is also in what we as a family decide to not watch. One of the catalysts for not watching TV was, in fact, the commercials. We found that even though we were selective in what programs to watch, as she found, some of the commercials were inappropriate.

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

Rusty Nail missed my point. Of course we all know about RMNixon's garbage mouth. We didn't have to pay $10 to listen to vulgarities for 2 hours. We can read the book again for that.

And the dweeb who wrote it into "The Butler" script did it for ratings. How nice to know what they think is appropriate for all 13 year olds and up. Ditto for the dweeb giving us LBJ in a glorious toilet scene. I'm sure his family is thrilled with that dignified moment. Yeah, we're all human, but we don't have to see private moments to know that.

There is no justification for filth, soft porn or vulgarity on daytime TV or a PG-13 movie. Period. As my father always said- "You don't have to roll in the mud with the pigs just because they do."

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

Was it the picture frame held by a man of a women in bed that barely shows her bare back? I'm not sure but it didn't seem as sensational as described, especially when she had to rewind and pause to see it.

The cheating wife theme seems pretty worrisome which brings to mind the daytime drama and love novels that have some pretty salacious stuff in them. Block that too.

But I am in favor of ad blocking in the first place. I use them when that low class Jack in the Box commercial about "it's big" comes on. But we watch hulu on a computer connected to a big screen so the blockers are easy to get and use.

Lightbearer
Brigham City, UT

Re: "Rusty Nail missed my point. Of course we all know about RMNixon's garbage mouth. We didn't have to pay $10 to listen to vulgarities for 2 hours. We can read the book again for that."

I may have missed your point, too. Are you saying that movies should only give us a sanitized version of history and historical figures? Or that this particular movie should have been rated R for language?

defibman
Syracuse, UT

Why in the world, in this day and age do we have to pay for all these trash channels? I believe we need to go to an "al-a-carte"(sp) system. That way if I don't want to even have some of these stations, I don't have to, AND they won't get any of my money when I don't watch them anyway!

Frankly, I am getting tired of paying huge bucks to my satelite company for "America's top 150" and I really doubt that they really are top anything. With all the technology that is out there, there is no reason why we could not go to this system. Wow, what a message this would send to those who produce junk or think they could get something by us.

mww73
West Valley City, UT

If she wants bans on TV and what we can or cannot watch maybe she should turn the channel to KSL, they already control what they think is appropriate for people, Or PBS? or get her kid away from in front of the TV? This lady puts her little kid in front of a TV for a babysitter then decides it’s not appropriate what he sees.

CatHerder
Mountain View, WY

I think that situations like these are further argument for doing away with network television all together. Between Netflix, Hulu, and news websites I am able to completely control all of the media that enters my home; and I only watch what I want to (without constant commercials). I've never even heard of Betrayal, and it's not the type of show that interests me. I highly recommend this lifestyle to anyone who enjoys TV, but wants to have complete control over what they see.

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