The entertainment industry loves to claim that TV showing graphic violence, sex, and profanity has absolutely no influence on viewer’s attitudes or behavior. Yet a media analysis group predicts that $3 billion will be spent on political TV ads before next year’s midterm elections.Read more →
Last week a blog post by Rebeca Seitz caught fire online. If I had to guess why this particular blog post took off the way it did, I’d say it was because she described a scenario that is all too familiar to parents these days.
In it she relayed her shock and horror...Read more →
Rape. Cannibalism. Necrophilia. Decapitation. Vomit. Excrement. This is the content Fox is proudly promoting in its new ADHD programming block – using characters and theme songs beloved by children. ADHD begins airing in its regular timeslot this Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (10:00 p.m. Central/Mountain).Read more →
As America’s leading fast-food chain, McDonalds is accustomed to handsome profits; but the restaurant’s sales and share price on Wall Street are both slumping — and McD’s sponsorship of anti-family programming may be part of the reason.Read more →
Every year, producers and companies responsible for TV programs run ads in the Hollywood trade press, urging members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to give their programs an Emmy award. But one producer’s desperate ads have celebrated not only his shows, but bad taste: Seth MacFarlane.Read more →
Modeled on (and from the creator of) Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” programming block, Fox ADHD is a horrifically graphic, ultra-violent, sexually explicit, and profanity-laden group of short programs Fox is bringing to broadcast TV – in a special airing at 8:30 Central time this Sunday night. Read more →
When lawyers for the entertainment industry were arguing in court for the complete dismantling of the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to enforce broadcast decency laws, they insisted that just because they could get away with more sex, more nudity, and more profanity...Read more →
With only 10 days left for the public to comment on the FCC’s plan to limit enforcement of broadcast decency only to cases the FCC thinks are “egregious,” the PTC is urging the public to spread the word via Twitter.
http://w2.parentstv.org/Main/News/Detail.aspx?docID=2798Read more →
The outgoing chairman of the FCC wants to change the rules on what kind of content can be subject to enforcement action by the commission.
Under current standards, any content that fits the legal definition of “indecent,” i.e. “language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive...Read more →
On Wednesday, President Obama nominated Thomas Wheeler as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, stating, “Tom knows this stuff inside and out.” But the PTC isn’t so sure.Read more →
On April 1st, the Federal Communications Commission – the agency charged since 1927 with enforcing the requirement that broadcasters operate “in the public interest” — announced its preference henceforth to ignore the concerns of millions of American citizens, in favor of those of the entertainment cartel.
Regrettably, this was not an April Fool’s joke.Read more →
LOS ANGELES (March 20, 2013) – In response to the announced departure of Commissioner Robert McDowell from the Federal Communications Commission, Parents Television Council president Tim Winter has issued the following statement:
“We commend Commissioner McDowell for his service to the FCC for the past six years. His voice and expertise have been invaluable on a...Read more →