• Archive for May, 2014

    When TV Urges Us To Root For The Killer

    by  • May 29, 2014 • Movies, Television, Violence • 5 Comments

    This past Friday, while an emotionally disturbed young man was on a murderous rampage on the grounds of the University of California’s Santa Barbara campus, NBC was showing a man being disemboweled by a serial killer, and a woman’s throat being graphically slit open for “entertainment.”

    Haven’t we seen enough real-life bloodshed and senseless violence? Why,...

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    A Tale of Two Movies – Updated

    by  • May 29, 2014 • Movies • 6 Comments

    Maleficent

    The summer movie season rolls on with two major releases this coming weekend, Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

    Maleficent is Disney’s reimagining of the villain of 1959’s Sleeping Beauty fame, and while the trailers indicate there may be...

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    Family Guy Continues Pedophilia-Themed Punchlines

    by  • May 15, 2014 • Advertiser Accountability, Misrated, Sex, Violence • 18 Comments

    Last week we told you about Family Guy‘s bizarre fixation with child sex abuse. This week, the writers of Family Guy doubled-down on the offensive content with an art exhibit featuring pictures of hundreds of babies in suggestive situations, and Quagmire performing an inappropriate magic act at a children’s birthday party.

    Quagmire: (subtitled) Hey, can...

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    Bad Teacher is Bad TV

    by  • May 8, 2014 • Misrated, Sex • 0 Comments

    BadTeacherBased on the 2011 R-Rated movie starring Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher is TV’s latest bad sitcom. Airing at 9:30 Eastern and Pacific (only 8:30 Central and Mountain), the premise is that Meredith, an attractive and self-centered woman was recently dumped by her rich husband,...

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    Kia, Red Bull Must Stop Paying For Racist and Misogynistic TV Content, Too

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Advertiser Accountability, Sexualization • 4 Comments

    Earlier this week it was announced that a number of major corporations like Kia and Red Bull had pulled their sponsorship from the LA Clippers in light of the racist statements allegedly made and caught on tape by team owner Donald Sterling.

    Those corporations made the right decision to protect their brand name and image...

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