FCC proposing to allow more sex and profanity

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  1. tshrimp macrumors 6502

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  2. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    This is where parenting comes in.

    If a parent doesn't want their children viewing these types of programs, there are plenty of ways to ensure that happens.

    Why do we need to rely on the FCC to do it for us?
     
  3. tshrimp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I understand where you are coming from, but when I am changing the channel from Dora the Explorer and start doing the channel up and channel down I don't want my child to see any "Debbie does xxxxxx" during the process.

    Even now we have to be careful during commercials or the football halftime shows.


    But you are correct about parent responsibility. But would be nice to see a responsible society and responsible parenting.
     
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    I am far, FAR more concerned with the current level of violence on TV than I am about an increased level of sexual content on TV.

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    First of all, that's reductio ad absurdum. No one is talking about penetration, hard-core porn, etc.

    Secondly, are you OK with changing the channel down and having you kid see some guy get blown away with a shotgun? Because they show that crap *all the time* on daytime TV movies...
     
  5. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    More sex and less violence is what we need on American TV. Profanity? Doesn't bother me. What makes a word bad anyway?
     
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    In what world do you think Debbie Does Dallas is what is being talked about here?
     
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    Anything that pisses off Bryan Fischer is good for America.
     
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    Use the Guide Screen when checking what's on other channels.

    Does more "nudity" and "profanity" during prime time (I suspect those terms are overblowing things a bit) really mean we don't have a "responsible society"? There are many other things going on in this country which are much more destructive than what's on television.

    So ironic how we live in a society where we don't mind giving our children guns and knives - but talking about sex? Destructive and harmful.

    It continues to amaze me that 250 years later, some would prefer the US to be a Puritan nation.
     
  9. thekev macrumors 604

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    Parenting cover a pretty wide spectrum, but it wouldn't take much to allow parents to avoid such things. Don't most cable providers allow you to block shows based on rating? Many of the FCC's regulations came from a time where that wasn't the case.
     
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    I remember the scandal when Captain Kirk said 'Let's get the hell :)eek:) out of here'.... In any case, as long as gratuitous nudity, profanity, unhealthy advertising and violence are not on children's channels per se, it should not matter. In the UK satellite interface boxes come with parental controls so one can limit access. This annoys my teenage kid no end. :p
     
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    Yeah, you can block individual shows based on rating or entire channels. I've used mine to block Faux News and I have no idea what the PIN to unlock it is :D
     
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    About time the US grew up and stopped acting like a bunch of prudes.

    Profanity? Words are just words. It's completely insane that we have to "bleep" out some words.

    Sex? It's a completely natural thing, and we'd be much better off as a society if we toned down the ridiculous amount of violence in our media. That's a way bigger problem than showing some boobs on TV. It's not like they're going to be showing full-on pornography or something. A little nudity never hurt anyone.
     
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    Try 666..... ;)
     
  14. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Yet another Fox News flamebait headline...

    What Fox News report claims:

    FCC proposing to allow more sex and profanity during kids’ television viewing hours!!!!11!!!11

    What the FCC actually said:

    We now seek comment on whether the full Commission should make changes to its current broadcast indecency policies or maintain them as they are.


    Link to the FCC Public Notice
     
  15. thekev macrumors 604

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    That made me laugh. I think most of the FCC regulations on these topics date back to the 1970s or earlier. Present day if it's possible to block shows based on rating, this shouldn't be an issue.


    I think bleeping has the wrong effect anyway. It's obvious what they just said, and bleeping it just draws more attention to that word.
     
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    Technology allows parents to block channels now, but I wonder in the future if parents will be able to selectively filter user-defined key words/phrases via a "user defined bleeping" control menu?
     
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    I'm not sure. I was referring to programs of a certain rating or higher.
     
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    Yep, I knew you were... But imagine how pure and wholesome parents could keep their children if they could bleep and filter out parent-selected words. Words like "swell", or words like "drugs", "sex", and "rock and roll", for example.

    What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    Most of Europe and Japan already allow nudity on TV and their societal morals are intact.

    Oh, wait.

    :cool:
     
  21. thekev macrumors 604

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    Set television to bleep every teenage colloquialism and go:cool:. I hope that doesn't happen. Things frequently over-correct.

    I see you're still unable to construct a valid argument and have fallen back on your own bias against other cultures. Care to guess the combined population of Europe and Japan:p?
     
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    A far bigger problem is guns on TV. Every male child I know runs around pointing fingers, using sticks, or otherwise trying to simulate guns and using them. That's become such a part of our culture, that it is putting our youth at risk.

    I'm all for 2nd amendment rights, but come on. We can do better. We can do much better if it weren't for people who have decided that any regulation, no matter how reasonable or appropriate, can not be passed because they are afraid of the boogey man.
     
  23. tshrimp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At one time they made a device called the "Parent Guardian". It would read the CC and based on that it would mute the words. (but would not help with the sex stuff)

    There have been many posts about using the parental settings on the STB for from cable, dish, etc which is a good idea. However, not all providers have this option (but most do), and there are still some who use an antenna. I believe around 13 million people in the US still use an antenna. I assume many of those would be the lower income earners, all of whom would not have the option to use such a filter that would be provided by an STB.
     
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    For the old school folks. TV sets have v-chips that allow filtering by rating. If your TV is 1998 or older, buy a new one.
     
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    I bet that most of the people pounding the FCC right now are some of the first to overuse (and misuse) the term "big government".

    Rich or Poor - if you don't have control over your remote, or what your children are watching on television you have greater problems as a parent than "profanity" or "sexuality".

    This really is much ado about nothing. My kids are 6 and I can guarantee I've never scrolled past any channel showing Debbie does XXXXXX.....And I never will. Because, you know, it's not difficult to get around such things.

    The fact that some need the help of the government to control what their kids are watching is sad.
     

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