In spite of horrific acts of violence like the Boston Marathon bombing, the slaughter of innocent children in Newtown, and the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Hollywood has absolutely no interest in limiting the violence it shoves at audiences. 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 →
In the wake of horrific massacres like those in Newtown and Aurora, Hollywood continues to claim that what people see in entertainment has no influence on their behavior. (This, in spite of the fact that the entire purpose of showing commercials on television is to influence viewer behavior.)
In fact, Hollywood is absolutely adamant that...Read more →
Lifetime: NOT Showing Graphic Murder = “Untold Harm”
This past Saturday night, March 23rd, the Lifetime basic cable network aired its “Lifetime Original Movie” Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story. The movie graphically detailed Porco’s real-life axe murder of his father in 2004.
Of course, television “dramatizations” of true crime are nothing new.Read more →
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies today heard testimony from Dr. Brad Bushman, Professor of Communications at Ohio State, challenging the “myth that violent media have a trivial effect on aggression.” According to one of Bushman’s studies (which he discussed in Psychology Today), “Why Do People Deny...Read more →
Now that award season is over, Hollywood’s big muckety-mucks can finally stop patting themselves on the back for all the “good” their industry supposedly does for the world, and get back to the serious business glorifying psychopaths.
If entertainment industry leaders are worried about increased regulation...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 →