In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, the entertainment industry promised “to provide parents the tools necessary to make the right viewing decisions for their families.” Now, a new study shows how they’ve kept that promise: more gun violence than ever in PG-13 movies.Read more →
On November 11th, in a rare act of responsibility, MTVedited footage from their European Music Awards broadcast for American audiences. The question is: why isn’t MTV as responsible the rest of the time?Read more →
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt says the solution to bringing his network back from fourth place in the ratings is to be more “provocative.” Unfortunately for families, so far that has translated to, “show more violence.”Read more →
In our most recent study, the Parents Television Council found that all but one of NBC’s dramas contain graphic violence, yet all are rated – by NBC itself — as appropriate for 14-year-old children. Read more →
Hollywood’s latest scam aimed at viewers is its claim that, because a program is ABOUT a family, the program is therefore appropriate for family viewing. But this is a lie – and this fall’s new “comedies” prove it.
As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, with the new fall TV...Read more →
The Federal Communications Commission has received over 150 complaints about MTV’s recent Video Music Awards – clear proof that audiences are tired of paying for programming they do not support.Read more →
Fox’s profane and graphically violent sex-and-drug cartoon block ADHD appears to be losing its focus – and presumably, its sponsors and viewers.Read more →
On its Twitter feed, Fox boasted that the August 4th episode of its disgusting new cartoon block ADHD saw a 100% increase in teenage viewers. This huge increase just one week after the show premiered demonstrates why ADHD is such a threat to kids.Read more →
Filmmakers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg deliberately larded their upcoming film This Is The End with unbelievably graphic content, in expectation of getting an NC-17 rating. Yet even the directors were flabbergasted when their movie was given an R – more proof of how worthless the current movie ratings system is.Read more →
In response to the growing tide of Americans sick of media violence, the Motion Picture Association of America launched “Check the Box,” which it claimed would help consumers. But in fact, the new campaign was meaningless. PTC President Tim Winter recently discussed what a movie ratings system OUGHT to look like.
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“The dirty little secret at MTV is that their demo is not 22-year-old college students. Their demo is 12, 13-year-old kids, 14-year-old boys and girls who are often home alone and unsupervised.” — Rachel Campos-Duffy, a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco (CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, January 21,2011) Read more →
In reward for turning Sunday nights into a wasteland of violence, sex, and sleaze with his ultra-raunchy cartoons, Fox has given Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane his first live-action show.Read more →
With TV networks constantly pumping ever-more explicit violence, nudity, and graphic sex over the publicly-owned airwaves, it is nice to find one TV station that still understands the concept of operating “in the public interest.”Read more →
Last Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron – the producers of this year’s controversial Oscar award telecast — have been signed to produce the Oscars again next year.
At this year’s Oscars, Zadan and Meron asked Seth MacFarlane – creator of the Fox broadcast...Read more →
Three months after the Vice President’s summit with leaders in the entertainment industry, four months after the horror of Newtown, someone in this administration is finally speaking up about the role media violence plays in contributing to real-world violence.Read more →
A little girl is sexually molested by a cult leader. A woman is strangled by a psychotic who stalks her. A little boy is kidnapped, a man and woman are tortured, a half-dozen police officers are shot down. Is this content appropriate for 14 year olds?
Fox thinks so.
And this is just a sampling of...Read more →
Seth MacFarlane has built a career on programs that wallow in misogyny and anti-Semitism; joke about violence against women, rape, pedophilia, incest, and bestiality; and even ridiculing children with disabilities.
Knowing this, the Academy still chose to invite MacFarlane to host the 2013 Academy Awards, where he proceeded to offend and outrage millions of viewers...Read more →
Once, the Academy Awards were a truly national event – a time when many families (including children) gathered in front of the TV to watch Hollywood’s best and brightest receive well-deserved accolades for providing quality entertainment. Sadly, for well over a decade (and likely longer), those days have been gone. Today, the Motion Picture...Read more →
From 1998 through 2004, the premium cable network HBO showed the drama Sex and the City. The program was met with unquestioning hosannas from the entertainment industry and critical establishment, particularly for the way it’s four female protagonists treated sex: spewing four-letter words and going to bed with any man who came along, then getting...Read more →