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Chris Rock: It’s All Janet’s Fault

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/30/2005 @ 6:37 pm

Chris Rock blames Janet Jackson for the creeping tide of censorship we’re seeing.

In ContactMusic.

PTC Attacks MTV Advertisers

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/30/2005 @ 6:17 pm

According to Broadcasting & Cable, the Parents Television Council has written to MTV’s top 10 advertisers, demanding that they justify their business relationships with the network. You may recall that the PTC recently performed a groundbreaking “study” of MTV, in which it determined that the network’s programming was a bit sophomoric.

“These companies are directly responsible for the raunchy programming poisoning the minds of impressionable children,” says Brent Bozell on the PTC website. “We are calling on these sponsors to explain why they choose to support a network that contains substantially more sex, foul language and violence than any broadcast television program aimed at adults. These companies must be held accountable for underwriting this material.”

The PTC provides a list of the advertisers, as well as the products they’ve hawked. Proctor and Gamble ranks number one. And the offending product at the top of P&G’s ad list?

Wait for it….


Also on the list are Hersheys, GE, Johnson & Johnson, and Colgate (whose execs apparently have the audacity to market toothpaste to young people).

Kids Need More Education on Amendment #1

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/30/2005 @ 8:21 am
  • Nearly 75 percent of students surveyed either do not know how they feel about the First Amendment or admit they take it for granted;
  • 75 percent falsely believe it is illegal to burn the U.S. flag as a form of public statement; and,
  • 50 percent think the government can censor the Internet.

Heartland Foundation: High School Students Apathetic, Unknowledgeable About First Amendment.

Dallas Man: Hollywood Out of Touch, Kinda Evil

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/30/2005 @ 8:16 am

Says a Dallas Morning News op-ed penned by a suburbanite: Hollywood is responsible for divorce rates. And lung cancer. And probably a whole lotta other things.

Hollywood is a world away from our values.

Georgetown U Student: I Am Not a Child, Do Not Need Protection

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 03/30/2005 @ 8:10 am

A Georgetown University student comments on a sicko MTV series – and her right as an adult to watch it.

The FCC Won’t Let Me Be.

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