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  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    Two thoughts that popped into my head when I read this article:

    1) Lady, if you're that surprised about what you see on commercials and on TV, perhaps you shouldn't have TV, as you clearly have not been paying attention for the past 10+ years. I applaud your efforts to fight it despite slim odds, but at the same time, the opportune moment has long since come and passed. If you want control over what comes into your home, switch to something on-demand, like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. If you don't like it, don't pay for it, because nothing speaks louder than the almighty dollar.

    2) I wonder how many LDS women get bent out of shape over this, but screamed with delight at the images of a shirtless, 17-year-old Jacob Black on the silver-screen rendition of the soft-porn series known as Twilight.

  • gatsby Murray, utah
    Aug. 21, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    I absolutley support you 100%!!! Like many others that you mentioned, we do not have cable and we watch very little TV. We also see very few movies, in part because after very carefully selecting a movie, we are then subjected to violent trailers. I do not look to Hollywood for anything--I don't give them my time, my interest, or my money.

    But good for you--you are right! WE need to start standing up to this filth and garbage that is being passed off as "entertainment"

    Thank you for putting so much of yourself on the line over this issue.

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Aug. 21, 2013 2:01 a.m.

    Is the Deseret Morning News now the moral bully puppet for its owners? Every day porn coverage, while I appreciate having the opportunity to read local news from out of the area, I find the constant coverage of porn discusting. Those who want the stuff will find it, and it appears Utahns love the stuff, to those who want nothing to do with it, ENOUGH ALREADY! No one does not know that the LDS Church is opposed to such trash and that includes, certainly, the biggest users. As Mark Twain stated, the more you oppose something and rail against it, the more desirable it becomes. This is merely preaching to the choir.

  • Civil Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    "'Well, if you do that, what will our children have in 10 years?' " Seitz said during an interview with Beck."

    Books? You know, the stuff Franklin, Washington, Lincoln, etc., were raised on?

  • Gemimi Bakersfield, CA
    Aug. 20, 2013 10:33 p.m.

    I hear ya, Patriot. I just leave the channel on FOX now.

    However, they do love their ED commercials, too...

  • melz Sandy, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    I am sick of people saying "get used to it. or nothing we can do" we DO NOT have to GET USED TO IT. For those of us that DON'T want this kind of "supply"...lets minimize the demand. For starters...UNPLUG...I simply choose to spend my time doing other things than turning on the TV. Just watch movies...read...clean your house....pick up a hobby or play a game with them. Most kids want our attention anyway...not the TV. So to me its simple...lets just turn it off for a while out of pure curiosity to see what happens:) Wouldn't it be great if we just all decided to unplug for 1 full month...no commercial adds thrown in our face...no depressing news to watch....no unrealistic shows making us feel less important in life. Lets see what WE can do and be without it. What could we all accomplish with that precious time in our hands. I think it would be cool for once to be in control...not a "network".. wouldn't you?

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    "Brain Williams was on and I decided to force myself to listen ...for about 30 minutes or so "

    "this one 30 minute session was all I could stomach of "leftist" news ...I confess."

    Wow. Fascinating "patriot". 30 minutes. That explains a lot.

    You know, I'll criticize FOX news, and Limbaugh, etc. but at least I listen to them, and have for years. And I listen regularly. So at least I know what I'm talking about when I criticize.

    But not you. You make an assumption based on one 30 minute viewing of one show about an entire wide and varied media. That explains a lot. And the thing is, I don't think you are probably unique in this. I imagine it is what most conservatives do that criticize "leftist" news.

    Eh. . . I like to know what I'm talking about. You? Well, you keep watching only FOX.

  • Contribute A Verse Livermore, CA
    Aug. 20, 2013 7:28 p.m.

    I'm glad that this mother is handling the situation in the way that she thinks is best. I think it's up to each of us to decide how we're going to handle situations that we don't approve of, from media in our homes to political agendas. I think this raises a good point of discussion: Why or why not call the media company, instead of getting rid of the TV?

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    Aug. 20, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    America CANNOT be beat from the outside in.

    We can, and will, only lose our country from the inside out.....not through the military conquering power of foreign nations, but ONLY through our OWN apathy and disobedience to God's laws.

    Look around you, liberals. All you have to do is open your eyes and see what's really there all around us....

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 5:17 p.m.

    re:mark

    I confess - I was at a software conference in Denver and I happened to just switch on the TV. Brain Williams was on and I decided to force myself to listen ...for about 30 minutes or so ...to his leftist rant..I mean newscast. Yes Brian true to form went on with his "Obama worship" for the better part of the newscast along with a heavy dose of conservative bashing. This was during the IRS scandal and it was all I could do to listen to the man without throwing up. In past years there were always the normal liberal leaning types on NBC and the other two networks but this far surpassed liberal leaning and was outright worship! Sickening and disgusting. Now Brian Williams is supposed to be a news reporter ...not a commentator but the entire news cast was nothing but commentary. I contrast this to Shepard Smith on Fox. Shepard is balanced and one only need listen for one newscast to understand the difference. So .... this one 30 minute session was all I could stomach of "leftist" news ...I confess. I guess I just wasn't raised a socialist.

  • Breadth and Depth Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    A few comments here correctly place this ad which is the subject of this report in perspective with relation to common practice, with some comments even mentioning a few specific examples. But I have yet to read any comparison of "soft porn" to the blatantly "obscene" ads for ED pharmaceuticals aired at any time, not to mention prime time. You're right, the ED ads do not show photos, but that is not necessary according to case law. While the 7 banned words are often ridiculed yet still enforced, less than subtle uncensored explicit references to the same accomplish the same objective, to paint a mental picture. I would think that a rational list of priorities would place banning ED ads higher on the list as being universally "obscene" rather than targeting relatively low priority subjective "soft porn." I should not need to ask, "How many parents have had a teenaged daughter ask what ED is while viewing prime time TV as a family?" and "How many parents have had teenaged sons be totally embarrassed by ED ads?" I am relatively open-minded, but I am disgusted with these ED ads.

  • kosimov Riverdale, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    Brother Benjamin Franklin:

    I agree that we cannot escape porn at all levels and incarnations. However, I summarily disagree with the philosophy of "well, it's everywhere, so, might as well just watch it, or watch nothing".

    One big problem with porn, soft or hard, is that the human mind, especially the MALE human mind, will keep a copy of everything we observe, including porn. That copy will be automatically recalled to mind whenever we wish it to, or even if we don't specifically recall it. We cannot stop that; it is the way we function.

    The only way to limit the saved copies of porn is to avoid it whenever possible. The idea that we should just toss out the TV and all other devices is similar to saying we should have our eyes removed to make certain we block EVERY porn observation. It is clear that removing eyes also removes good observations; we can't do that. Same with TV. We want the good stuff on TV, so we must work hard to get the bad stuff removed from casual exposure. Those who want porn can go find it easily, so freedom of expression is not violated.

  • Al_Tenuta SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    "And I sent my child out of the room", said Mrs. Seitz, "and I rewound the program to see if I saw what I thought I saw. I rewound it again and again and again, and it was still the same. Then I took some pictures of what I saw and before I knew it, it was 2 in the afternoon."

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    Aug. 20, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    Really, Lightbulb? Read the two paragraphs following.

    See the movie. Now that I know LBJ's body functions as a human one, and that certain politicians are vulgar in private discourse, that truly shed necessary light on racism and Watergate for everyone over 13.

    And wow for all those cartoon writers. Had I not got to hear a talking donkey and an ogre in "Shreck" have explicit bodily noises, it wouldn't have been "real" for me or the tiny tots watching.

    Full disclosure does not need full exposure of your every 24-hour bodily functions. Society deems what is age-appropriate. Kudos to Rebeca Seitz for taking the time to do the work I should be helping her do. I sat by while Hollywood slowly lowered its rating standards. Then one day I stopped letting my God-given precious children be exposed to every filthy politician or screen character's vices.

    Wake up, put in a lightbulb, smell the java, or Postum. Hollywood does not care about your family's morality or standards. They are laser-fixed on the profits.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    What about everyone who dislikes the commercial, and ABC for airing it, just call up all the companies who were running ads about the same time and threaten a boycott? Once the word gets out to these companies, they will tell ABC that they can't advertise when an inappropriate trailer is also airing, and ABC will no longer run the trailer. Going to a further extreme, threaten to boycott any advertiser that runs an ad during the episode itself, if there are enough willing to sign, no ads will run, thus no money to keep it on tv.

    Sure, people will say, if you don't like it, don't watch it. And that to a certain extent is true, however, I like what has been said already, that if you just walk away, evil wins. Sometimes good has to stand up and fight!

  • kosimov Riverdale, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 12:35 p.m.

    BYU Track Star: I get your point, but I wonder if you aren't taking it a bit too far. Not in your objection to the content of sources you mention, but in the idea that we can sequester our families and try to prevent them from exposure to anything but the most wholesome shows possible, even excluding parts of the Bible from them. Even though Song of Solomon and the others you mention do have some parts which could be seen as soft porn, the context is much different, and I don't feel kids will get the same messages, the same images in their minds, as they do with current soft and hard porn. Context is important. The stuff we have now is made to convince us that things which we know are wrong, are OK because society finds ways to get away with them, and they are able to put them in a context which makes them look like popular, cool people accept them. The Bible and such uses some material which could marginally be said to be of the same ilk, but in a different context which is obvious, even to kids.

  • CatHerder Mountain View, WY
    Aug. 20, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    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.

  • mww73 West Valley City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    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.

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    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.

  • Lightbearer Brigham City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    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?

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    Aug. 20, 2013 10:23 a.m.

    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.

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    Aug. 20, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    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."

  • bw00ds Tucson, AZ
    Aug. 20, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    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.

  • Just an Observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    @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.

  • Brother Benjamin Franklin Orem, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 3:44 a.m.

    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.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Aug. 19, 2013 11:51 p.m.

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

  • shimmer Orem, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    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.

  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    Aug. 19, 2013 9:11 p.m.

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

  • Keith Cisney Layton, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 7:41 p.m.

    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.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Aug. 19, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    Chris b.
    Your the wise man again.
    Thanks!

  • Arizona Rocks Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 19, 2013 6:53 p.m.

    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.

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 6:00 p.m.

    "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.

  • Rusty Nail Sandy, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    @ 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."

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    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.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Aug. 19, 2013 5:38 p.m.

    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.

  • terlds Ogden, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 5:25 p.m.

    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?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    @ Happy Valley Heretic:

    You're really not bursting anyone else's bubble in this matter. It appears you're only inflating your own... again.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    When our family with 4 small children lived in Mississippi in 1978, I wrote letters to the 7 television stations in our area about the programming issues for children due to unacceptable programs and advertisements. Each of the television stations wrote back and said I could switch to another channel or turn off the television when objectionable material came on television. In that time, cable television was more of where people went for questionable material for their enjoyment as the FCC didn't really control that like the open airwaves. That is 35 years ago and the objectionable material even shows up on KSL with their contractual obligations to their network at the time.

    Subliminal is even more pervasive than the open viewing as psychology and analysis of what children watch is to build addiction for the future programming and advertisers to pursue to buy everything with money. Addiction of visual may be more tempting than alcohol or smoking but it is part of the economy and will thrive as people have choice, even though addiction is masked with everyone is doing it.

    Good that people push for good programming and the opposite is also true with choice.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 4:25 p.m.

    Gotta love all the "I don't watch TV but if I did I wouldn't like it," that's funny.
    So apparently they didn't notice all you guys signing out, huh.

    Oh yeah Disney is not a religious organization, sorry to burst your bubble.

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    Aug. 19, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    Thanks for the example, Rebecca. I see both actions as legit. My sister's family gave up TV 15 years ago, watch only movies. Of 10 kids, 8 are college grads, all successful, several PhDs...

    We monitor TV and movies; our 5 do the same. I've walked out of theaters and twice got a refund. I no longer rely on the industry ratings today. Case in point: Just saw the movie "The Butler", PG-13, thought it would be tame. I thought Oprah and Forrest were outstanding, but 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.

    The parents who have abandoned their children are the ones who drop them off at the mall theater with no prior research on the movies. And we wonder why schools have problems with profanity, bullying and discrimination, when we let Hollywood be our babysitters?

    It doesn't stop in adolescence. Our sexual assault rate in the military is now epidemic.

    Go, Rebecca!

  • SCUte Rock Hill, SC
    Aug. 19, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    I applaud this lady for taking a stand, but as a parent we have the ultimate say of what we allow to come into our homes. I made the choice several years ago to pull the plug on cable and satellite TV to the opposition of my children - mostly because I was embarrassed to watch the commercials with my daughters - not the sporting events or programs. We have not lost to the media because of this decision - we have found other sources of media via the internet that support our values. We don't need to change what is out there - just find what we like and fits our values because it is out there. Parents - you wouldn't let a garbage truck back up to your living room and dump its contents into your house - would you? Yet too many think they can't live without the pile of garbage on commercial TV...

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    Went on watched the trailer. Eh. . . Big deal.

    But I did notice that this mother did not get upset about the portrayal of violence in the trailer. Hmnn.

    Anyway, may I suggest the mother turn off the TV in the morning and talk to her kids instead? I mean, right? Turn it off!

    I applaud all those who have thrown their television away! Good for you. Really, you are missing nothing. (Just don't replace it with the Internet :-) )

    Read a book!

  • Michael Matthews Omaha, NE
    Aug. 19, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    Rebecca is on her way to giving up TV. Vote with the # one thing that can hurt them. Vote with your money, your time, your commitment, your interests. Make them irrelevant in your life. I gave it up several years ago because of similar problems.

    Commercial driven , non-user driven, TV is a dying business model anyway. Netflix, Hulu, and youtube will crush it. This type of TV is become worse and worse along these lines because they are becoming more and more desperate for peoples attention. Won't be long till ABC and others like it will go the way of other business models overtaken by progress. One day in the near future, I'm going to watch a Earthlink commercial about dialup internet using a rotary phone that I saw on ABC and taped on my Beta machine, while listening to my Solid gold 8 track collection.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    I'm very much in favor of this mother's stance and action in the face of the continuing decline in decency on TV.

    I would like to add that I'm surprised to see so little in the say of disgust at the theme of the show, "Betrayal", that this indecent commercial was pushing. As one might expect, it is even more degrading.

    And, remember, this is the network owned by none other than Disney!! My guess is that it would turn his stomach to see what his company has been turned into.

  • Chieftess Ivins, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    I haven't seen the commercial because I am one of those who gave up on TV, because I just don't have the time and energy for the battle. It wasn't enough to avoid the filthy shows anymore, the commercials had become unacceptable. But I am grateful to the people like Rebecca who are "taking up arms" against the decay of morality and accountability in our culture. I remember when movies were edited for TV. Is that even done anymore?

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    Good for Rebecca! We all need to take the time and effort to reject "soft porn." If we had people in every community taking such action, we would make an impact, but for her to do alone is admirable too.

  • photographermom South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    Good for this mom!!! Way to take a stand!

  • Whos Life RU Living? Ogden, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    "Imagine a world without Oprah and her ilk,..."

    I guess I am out of the Glenn Beck loop, what did Oprah do?

  • Incite Full Layton, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    ABC is probably not as bad as facebook, in that although it is against facebook's policy to post nudity, there's still plenty of it that can be found with relative ease. There are ways to access pornography, even videos, through it, and even with content blocking, the perveyors of the illicit content will cycle through temporary accounts and attempt to lure folks to view it. Eventually those accounts are closed or the content is removed, but not without the chance viewing of others.

    I'm really tired of crime dramas these days. I haven't seen one that doesn't have the occasional sex episodes, where the heroes travel to solve a crime in a strip club, nudey-beach, or a porn actress/actor is murdered and the main characters all make jokes about it, make comments like it's all okay, and there's always one character that is made to feel stupid for being embarrassed by it, but the cool ones always treat it like everybody's doing it.

    It's pretty pervasive these days, no matter whether the trailers flash something or not.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    What's your point, Chris? This lady has an intelligent response to a real problem that most of us are asleep to. I suggest you read her blog and become educated on what she is doing and how she's doing it. I hope she succeeds and am so inspired by what she's done, that I'm going to write the CEO of Disney. I invite others to follow.

    Not only are we forced to see this junk every day, now there is such a smear campaign out there on anyone who dares to stand up to it. We need to do more than unplug our cable boxes and dishes!!

  • GZE SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    Never let your child watch professional sports. They show Victoria's Secret commercials.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    foursons, I apologize I was typing on my phone and it auto filled the wrong word for me. Accept my deepest apologies.

  • mattaca Springville, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    Chris B, that is a ridiculous and baseless accusation.

    Good for Rebecca. I was unaware of any opposition to the commercial, but having seen the commercial, I completely agree and support Rebecca's efforts.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 1:49 p.m.

    I'm glad this mother was vigilant and swift to act. I'm glad she was concerned about her eight year old son. There is little of value on television to begin with and you can listen to conference on the radio or watch it online.

    I'm glad too that this boy, if television is to be ditched by this family altogether, will be spared from all the demeaning statements about his gender made or inferred on mainstream TV. Imagine a world without Oprah and her ilk, a world safe from immoral soap operas and the mean misrepresentations of males as well as of females. This is a solution that men and women can agree on - I hope.

  • fourfunsons Calgary, 00
    Aug. 19, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    she "weather" clothing? How can I place credibility in your comment?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    The problem here is that I'll bet this mother sometimes weather clothing(skirts, sleeveless dresses, tank tops, swimming suits) that would be considered "soft porn" by others in the country.