Websites, including new, seek to help families make media choices

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  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2012 5:31 a.m.


    We're talking about a PG rating including sexual jokes. Unless you want to argue that such jokes are acceptable for children, then you have shouldn't be complaining. If you do feel as such, then ratings should not matter to you either way, and then you shouldn't be complaining. Either way, InspectorC put it right saying to take a big deep breath. Seriously, you will live, your movies will not go bland and you'll still have any other rating to choose or NOT to choose from. Your freedom is not infringed.

    "Nobody is trying to take away or limit your choices, or to water down your options."

    As for that argument, it is false. When countless others have witnessed for themselves the opposite then our concerns are worth addressing. Ratings don't hurt you, but help us. There are times that people need to grow up and move on in life. Those complaining about parents wanting to address their concerns about protecting their children must only have selfish reasons, because why should it matter to them? Again, such others are not affecting you.

    Maybe instead of complaining, become an optimist instead. It'll make you happier! ;)

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    Sept. 17, 2012 8:23 p.m.

    @ Hutterite (5:50 pm):

    This article doesn't threaten you; so just take a deep breath! 8^)

    All it's talking about is providing resources to parents of children and interested persons to help them decide if various media products are within their own values and standards, OR.... as you yourself said.... for THEM to decide to just "turn off the TV and stay away from the movies".

    Nobody is trying to take away or limit your choices, or to water down your options.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 17, 2012 5:50 p.m.

    I'm tired of nanny groups who want to be offended so they can carp about it. Turn off the tv, and stay away from the movies if that's what it takes. I don't want everything made so banal and watery that it's suitable for a ten year old. Besides, that kid is more resilient and knows way more than you want to acknowledge, anyway.

  • Wait a Minute... Orem, UT
    Sept. 17, 2012 5:37 p.m. allows viewer input? Good. Just because MPAA says "PG" doesn't mean a movie is suitable. The more reliable input, the better.