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How far is too far on TV?

  1. It's perfecty okay

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  2. No vulgarity on TV!

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  3. Only censored

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  4. no nudity

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  5. No swearing

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  6. Only on certain channels

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  7. Only on Pay per view

    0 vote(s)
  8. Tv has gone too far

    3 vote(s)
  1. Sep 12, 2005 #1


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    This just popped into my head while watching TV.

    How far is too far on TV? Most Tv shows include swearing, and even nudity! :eek: Do you think that this is going too far? some people are completely offended by what's on tv, others are fine with it.

    what do you think?
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  3. Sep 12, 2005 #2


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    Only on certain channels, the reason why I think so is obvious. I accidently voted otherwise. What do various Europeans think of this? Different countries? I'd like to see that.

    In Europe I think its ok to show breasts on any (??) channel, because duh, its a part of their beauty!

    Uhm, inform me and others on that if I'm incorrent.
  4. Sep 12, 2005 #3
    i dont mind nudity, swearing etc...
    wht i dont like is the fact tht some news channels show the most gruesome details of murders, terrosist attacks etc which i cant stomach..
  5. Sep 12, 2005 #4


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    TV has gone too far. THESE SHOWS ALL SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate absolutely everything they put out these days, ESPECIALLY from FOX.

    Oh wait... swearing? what are we talking about again?
  6. Sep 12, 2005 #5
    Nothing wrong with any of it. You choose to watch it, at least it's made available in the first place.....sorta
    I hate how much movies are censored, and how certain scenes are cut out :/
    Like office space, they took out so much from the movie....
  7. Sep 12, 2005 #6
    Fu*k the FCC! And Fu*k these forums for making me censor words! I am strongly opposed to censorship, especially on tv. One question: What channels are you watching that show nudity and cursing? I can think of maybe HBO, but that is it.
  8. Sep 12, 2005 #7
    When posters have free rein to be verbally abusive to each other forums get taken over by the verbally abusive posters and the articulate ones stop posting.
  9. Sep 12, 2005 #8


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    The option I would prefer isn't there. I think day time network TV has gone too far, but have no problem with adult content being aired after 10 PM, when all the little kids should be sound asleep, and I have no problem with adult content on cable/satellite channels, afterall, if you don't want to watch it, don't order those channels. The only issue I would have with adult content on network TV is that even if a responsible parent chooses to watch TV with their child and monitor what is on, kids can still get quite an earful and eyeful just in the process of flipping channels to get to Sesame Street. Otherwise, it's the parents' responsibility to monitor what their children do or don't do, so if they let them watch TV unsupervised and they flip to a channel with content too mature for them, well, that's nobody's fault but the parents'.
  10. Sep 12, 2005 #9
    Everything on television nowadays sucks except PBS and the BBC.

    All of the major television networks are taking the Fox approach and loading up all of their primetime lineup with junk and reality tv :grumpy:.
  11. Sep 12, 2005 #10
    Kill Your Television!!

    I think that censoring is good to a certain degree. The airwaves are federally regulated and all of our taxes go toward that regulation. If some little old lady doesn't want to see Janet Jackson's teet, well she's paid her taxes and has every right to give input on what she thinks the regulators ought to be doing.
  12. Sep 12, 2005 #11
    One form of media I think should NEVER be censored is radio.

    I don't mean bleeping out words in songs, but I am talking about talk shows and such
  13. Sep 12, 2005 #12
    All these parents whined and called for legislation to put V-chips in TVs.

    Well, they got it. And now TV should go ahead and put whatever they want on TV, and if parents don't like it, too bad. Remove the channel from your TV.

    This Janet Jackson nonsense really pissed me off.

    Bunch of damn prigs in charge.
  14. Sep 12, 2005 #13
    It's gone too far ---

    But only because now there are like 600 channels and you still can't find anything to watch; reality tv has taken over the world, and Star Trek Enterprise was canceled.
  15. Sep 12, 2005 #14


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    star trak enterprise?! :yuck:

    Discovery channel's cone WAY down
  16. Sep 12, 2005 #15
    I would prefer it if they would censor stupidity, rather than nudity. Seriously, a lot of shows today on TV are stupid with a capital (c).
  17. Sep 12, 2005 #16


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    Well, it's a sticky issue isn't it? I mean, I don't like the idea of curtailing anyone's rights, but this is a case where the rights of different indiviuals conflict. I think that, if I toon in to watch an NFL halftime show, I have a reasonable expectaion not to get flashed. If Janet wants to celebrate her own private Spring Break during that time well, maybe she got the right to. But don't force obscene exposure on me if I don't want to see it, because that violates MY rights. Of course, I'm talking about this as though the incident in question were deliberate. If it wasn't, then that's a different story (accidents happen, after all).

    The V-Chip looks like a good solution, but it's not in place yet. I mean, I don't have one, do any of you? So untill they are universal, TV needs to be censored at the source, because we can't censor it at our end. The ratings system is pretty good, and fills in for now, so you can tell what you're in for and avoid what you don't consider acceptable. Just wish it would display on the Channel Display continuously, rather than popping up onscreen and blocking the shot, then dissappearing so you don't see it if you tune in at the wrong time.

    Once the V-Chip is more common, maybe then the standards can be relaxed a little. And don't think for one instant that the major network execs haven't thought of that! As soon as the people have a reliable means to censor for themselves, lobbying will begin to lighten or completely lift restrictions on content.

    *Troy McClure Voice* "But now let's get to what we really all came here for; hardcore nudity!"
  18. Sep 12, 2005 #17


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    I am So with you on that! Gallagher once said, "don't you wish they had a knob on the TV ta where ya could turn up the intelligence? I mean, they got one marked 'brightness', but I tried that, an' it don't work!".
  19. Sep 12, 2005 #18


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    I'm also more offended by the stupidity shown on TV today then by the nudity on prime time tv events..... which oddly enough have half time shows that rank very high on the stupidity scale.
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