Is TV becoming too pornographic?

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The media is raising a culture of porn careless porn addicted anti intellectuals.
You know it's bad when Dire Straits are the prophets:
they're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind
they wanna sap your energy incarcerate your mind
they give you Rule Brittania, gassy beer, page three
two weeks in Espana and Sunday striptease
note for the colonials - page 3 of the Sun 'newspaper' features a picture of a topless young lady giving her view on world events.
 
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The media is raising a culture of porn careless porn addicted anti intellectuals.
if you're talking about The View and The Jerry Springer Show and Oprah, then i agree with you
 
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if you're talking about The View and The Jerry Springer Show and Oprah, then i agree with you
I'm talking about thousands of consecutive hours on multiple 24 hour news channels, about Anna Nicole Smith. I'm talking about MTV's, "a shot at love with tila tequila". I'm talking about FOX news slogan "fair and balanced", or Bill's "the spin stops here".

How dumb do you have to be to buy the crap they sell now days?

P.S. the porn addicted thing isn't necessarily linked with the anti intellectual thing, just noticing both at once.
 
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I'm talking about thousands of consecutive hours on multiple 24 hour news channels, about Anna Nicole Smith. I'm talking about MTV's, "a shot at love with tila tequila". I'm talking about FOX news slogan "fair and balanced", or Bill's "the spin stops here".

How dumb do you have to be to buy the crap they sell now days?

P.S. the porn addicted thing isn't necessarily linked with the anti intellectual thing, just noticing both at once.
i think we agree about some of it, then. the thing about FOX, though, what you need to realize is that the stuff you're complaining about is commentary/editorializing, and not news. O'Reiley isn't supposed to be fair. in fact, he's just the flip side to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. same tools, different handles. likewise, you can throw Rachel Maddow in the commentarian bin. they're entertainers, like Stewart and Colbert.


as for the actual nudity and such that i think this thread is supposed to be about, i'd just like to throw out at this point something i've been holding back on, the fact that demonizing this type of porn is basically demonizing males. the male's sexual arousal is more visual than the female, and making this out to be somehow base and depraved is bigoted.
 
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i think we agree about some of it, then. the thing about FOX, though, what you need to realize is that the stuff you're complaining about is commentary/editorializing, and not news. O'Reiley isn't supposed to be fair. in fact, he's just the flip side to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. same tools, different handles. likewise, you can throw Rachel Maddow in the commentarian bin. they're entertainers, like Stewart and Colbert.


as for the actual nudity and such that i think this thread is supposed to be about, i'd just like to throw out at this point something i've been holding back on, the fact that demonizing this type of porn is basically demonizing males. the male's sexual arousal is more visual than the female, and making this out to be somehow base and depraved is bigoted.
I don't know, I've probably watched about 10 mins of MSNBC in my life, and it is bias, corny and boring. I usually switch between CNN and FOX, I actually like watching FOX, it isn't fair and balanced, but if you watch half FOX and half CNN, you basically hear everyones side.

I want to say thought, that about the nudity thing, I don't think you can blame it on Males because of how we are born. We all fall for it, it is written in our DNA, to stop thinking clearly when you see it. Probably the same to some degree I think for women.

The simple fact of our DNA mixed with the natural laws of economics means this outcome. But, we are better off with free speech than without. I guess I just wish that our televisions were working for us instead of against us. As in making us smarter and more informed rather than makeing us dumber and riddled with memories of bias opinions.
 
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As I mention earlier I never had a desire to imitate, emulate, dress like, or idolize anything I saw in the barnyard.
And that's the point. If sex is treated as just another normal bodily function, it doesn't hold so much appeal to be emulated by children.
 
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And that's the point. If sex is treated as just another normal bodily function, it doesn't hold so much appeal to be emulated by children.
Maybe thats the plan, if violence and murder are treated as normal day to day activities they wont hold any appeal, and kids watching CIS-Idaho won't go out and become gangstas
 
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And that's the point. If sex is treated as just another normal bodily function, it doesn't hold so much appeal to be emulated by children.
doesn't hurt that it's gross to watch, too. :yuck:

and maybe if we banned cartoons, we wouldn't have so many of those bleepin' Furries.
 

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