• Profanity

    EW’s Exclusive Q&A with PTC President Tim Winter

    by  • December 29, 2014 • Advertiser Accountability, Broadcast Decency, Cable Choice, Misrated, Movies, Profanity, Ratings Reform, Sex, Sexualization, Television, Violence • 2 Comments

    Just before Christmas, Entertainment Weekly published an unedited question and answer session (warning: the original story on the Entertainment Weekly website contains graphic images) with PTC President Tim Winter.

    It’s not to be missed!

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    It’s unusual for a major publication to devote such resources to...

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    Can Double Entendres Be Indecent?

    by  • November 15, 2014 • Broadcast Decency, Profanity, Sex, Television, Worst of the Week • 10 Comments

    WARNING: EXPLICIT DIALOGUE AND DESCRIPTIONS

    It’s not exactly unusual for the PTC to criticize Family Guy.  It’s consistently among the most offensive programs on television, and it’s particularly problematic given the fact that it’s animated and consequently naturally appeals to kids.  Much of Family Guy’s most shocking content has been chronicled by the PTC during...

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    Worst Cable TV Show of the Week: American Horror Story: Freak Show on FX

    by  • November 13, 2014 • Profanity, Sex, Violence, Worst Cable Show of the Week • 9 Comments

    “The following program is rated TV-MA LSV. It contains strong language, sexual situations, violence, and nudity.”

    With a warning like that, is it any wonder that the Wednesday, November 5th episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (10:00 p.m. ET)is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week?

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    NY Post: The Family Hour Is Dead

    by  • October 27, 2014 • Broadcast Decency, Profanity, Sex, Sexualization, Violence • 9 Comments

    Naomi Schaefer Riley has an excellent piece over at the NY Post, highlighting some of the vulgarities masquerading as “family shows.”

     “Mom” has its humorous moments, but this is one “family” sitcom you’d never watch with your family. And it’s hardly alone. The premiere of “The Millers” last year included an extended conversation...

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