A Senator from Alaska wants to push decency standards onto subscription cable and satellite services. To you Senator I say, “F*ck off, I paid to see Dennis Leary act like the asshole he is on Rescue Me.” I haven’t extensively researched the issue, but I see two major problems with pushing decency laws onto cable and satellite services.
- It’s a paid subscription. I paid to see supposedly “non-decent” content (ie. The Shield, Rescue Me and anything on Comedy Central). It’s like telling Playboy they need to adhere to decency standards. Give me a break! You have to be 18 to get cable so what’s the problem? I’m a big boy, I can handle a few “F” bombs and shots of various degrees of nudity.
- These networks are built outside of the scope of the FCC. They are private networks paid for by the companies who build them.
But what about the children?!? Screw you and the children. Just because you’re too stupid to enable and use the plethora of parental controls available to you (V Chip, TiVo’s parental controls, your cable box’s controls, etc.) or you’re too lazy to actually pay attention to what your kid watches doesn’t mean I should suffer. I’m sick and tired of people ducking their parental responsibilities. I’m really getting tired of people enabling the government to tell me what I can/should and cannot/should not watch/listen/view/read.
Wake up people! You have a responsiblity to govern what your children watch and if you personally object to a TV show then CHANGE THE CHANNEL YOU MORON! Or, RTFM and set up your TV to only display PG-13 material. Quit being lazy and take some responsiblity for your own life and for crying out loud don’t let the government tell us what to watch/view/listen to/read.
I agree 1500%
I only have seven things to add…
Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, Tits.
I’m out, beatch.
I read an article about this in the March 7’th issue
of Multichannel News and I couldn’t agree with you more. Reading this Senators comments about this really makes him sound like a dictator. It’s people like him that would turn this county into a dictatorship to force his views on everyone else. I for one do not need anyone to tell me what I can or can’t watch on a service I pay for. I would really love to find a way to rally a movement against this. The issue goes much deeper then telling us what we can and can’t watch, it’s about the government limiting our freedoms. Today it’s telling us what we can and can’t watch. What will be next? Telling us what we can and can’t wear just because some Senator doesn’t like the color red?