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Fam Values: Protest Against Vulgarity/Profanity On TV

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Wanda

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 11, 2013
Before you sit down to unwind with your family in front of your favorite TV show, here's something you need to know:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has stooped to a new low - they've announced they are considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and "non-sexual" nudity. Just when you thought TV couldn't get any worse!Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the "F" word and the "S" word and allow television programs to show frontal female exposure, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening.
This is absolutely outrageous. I don't want my son exposed to vulgarity and filth because the FCC refuses to do its job. As a concerned mom myself - a member of the viewing public and a former Special Advisor for the FCC on family issues - I'm taking IMMEDIATE ACTION ... and I urge you to join me.
For the sake of the children and grandchildren you love, we must take a strong and united stand on this issue. While the FCC goes M.I.A. on protecting America's children, we will not fail them. CWA remains your voice on Capitol Hill every day. With your financial support right now, we will stand for you before the FCC to protect your home and your children from offensive broadcast content. In 1961, then-FCC Chairman Newton Minow famously called television "the vast wasteland" I wonder what he would call it today. God bless you for being the standard-bearer, for the sake of future generations and the protection of decency in America.
Sincerely,
Penny Nance
Chief Executive Officer and President
Concerned Women for America
P.S. Stay tuned ... there's more to come on this issue from CWA! Broadcasters want unfettered access to our children to peddle vulgarity in the name of "freedom of speech." The FCC is failing our children and our families - and we won't stand for it.
Please support CWA online right now as we remind the FCC of their mandate to maintain standards of decency and PROTECT AMERICA'S CHILDREN. For info, E-mail: [email protected]

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#2 Apr 11, 2013
If you don't like what is in TV then don't watch it. Simple as that. Adults shouldn't require a parent government to "protect" them. Almost all TVs or cable/satellite box comes with some V-Chip style blocking device built in. If you are that worried about your kids sneaking around behind your back and watching it then block the channels and be done with it.

Amazing, a solution that doesn't require the government, actually accomplishes the intended result and keeps you from shoving your opinion of what is "profane" or "vulgar" on everyone else.
WANDER

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Apr 11, 2013
SIMPLETON yur FOS.
Here is a thought

London, KY

#4 Apr 11, 2013
Turn off the TV!!!!
timmys mom

Somerset, KY

#5 Apr 11, 2013
Thank you, Wanda! You have just addressed one of my major complaints. Unlike "Simple Fact" I have an older t.v. without blocks or parental controls and I am often shocked at, not only the programming itself, but also the content of the commercials. I have written letters to some advertisers such as Hardees concerning their pornographic commercials and I do think it has an effect.(And yes, I do boycott Hardees)
I rarely watch t.v. and I try to protect the "little ears & eyes" in my house, but my house is small and my husband enjoys watching certain programs. If the t.v. is on in the living room, it can be heard from every room of my house and I am often shocked by the profanity I hear and the graphic images that are shown during, what once was known as, "family viewing time". So you see, there isn't always a simple solution to everything, especially for those of us who are trying to protect our children from hearing profanity and to teach our boys to have respect for women rather than view them as sexual objects.
Family programming seems to be a thing of the past and I applaud any and all efforts to clean up television, making it safe and decent for children again!

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#6 Apr 12, 2013
timmys mom wrote:
Thank you, Wanda! You have just addressed one of my major complaints. Unlike "Simple Fact" I have an older t.v. without blocks or parental controls and I am often shocked at, not only the programming itself, but also the content of the commercials. I have written letters to some advertisers such as Hardees concerning their pornographic commercials and I do think it has an effect.(And yes, I do boycott Hardees)
I rarely watch t.v. and I try to protect the "little ears & eyes" in my house, but my house is small and my husband enjoys watching certain programs. If the t.v. is on in the living room, it can be heard from every room of my house and I am often shocked by the profanity I hear and the graphic images that are shown during, what once was known as, "family viewing time". So you see, there isn't always a simple solution to everything, especially for those of us who are trying to protect our children from hearing profanity and to teach our boys to have respect for women rather than view them as sexual objects.
Family programming seems to be a thing of the past and I applaud any and all efforts to clean up television, making it safe and decent for children again!
Last I heard, children don't buy TVs or spend money on advertised goods. Why should broadcasters gear their television shows toward that audience? If YOUR children are exposed to any language or nudity on television it is YOUR fault. Blame your old TV, blame your husband, whatever. It's YOUR fault.

I always find it hilarious when so-called conservatives claim that the government requiring employers to pay a minimum wages is "gross governmental overreach" yet they beg for the big bad government to force broadcasters under penalty of law to refrain from showing certain things or saying certain words.

Big bad federal government forcing our views down everyone's throats = A-Okay

Big bad federal government doing anything else = Socialism!

Also, no doubt Hardee's is really hurting from your boycott. Getting ready to close up shop any day now. LOL

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#7 Apr 12, 2013
timmys mom wrote:
Thank you, Wanda!
Also, don't you find it the least little bit ironic that here you're thanking someone for using an acronym for a word that you want banned from the airwaves?
Holbrook

Murray, KY

#8 Apr 12, 2013
Another example of a person who is all for a nanny state. In a country supposedly founded on freedom I am shocked at the staggering amount of people who want the government to decide what they watch, do and think.
Tell you guys what, if you are such a fan of government regulation then why don't you push for one that would actually have a practical, non-superficial use? Make it so you have to apply for and receive a license before being allowed to have kids in order to ascertain if you are compliant enough to have one. I mean, they do it for cars, right? Maybe it will stop so many braindead, lazy people from having braindead, lazy kids.
Dear Wanda

Liberty, KY

#11 Apr 12, 2013
Contrary to popular belief you nor your childern are required to watch tv. You will not die without it. If it offends you so much why do you still have it around?
Here is a thought

London, KY

#12 Apr 12, 2013
So your husband is the one you should be talking to!
timmys mom wrote:
Thank you, Wanda! You have just addressed one of my major complaints. Unlike "Simple Fact" I have an older t.v. without blocks or parental controls and I am often shocked at, not only the programming itself, but also the content of the commercials. I have written letters to some advertisers such as Hardees concerning their pornographic commercials and I do think it has an effect.(And yes, I do boycott Hardees)
I rarely watch t.v. and I try to protect the "little ears & eyes" in my house, but my house is small and my husband enjoys watching certain programs. If the t.v. is on in the living room, it can be heard from every room of my house and I am often shocked by the profanity I hear and the graphic images that are shown during, what once was known as, "family viewing time". So you see, there isn't always a simple solution to everything, especially for those of us who are trying to protect our children from hearing profanity and to teach our boys to have respect for women rather than view them as sexual objects.
Family programming seems to be a thing of the past and I applaud any and all efforts to clean up television, making it safe and decent for children again!
timmys mom

Somerset, KY

#13 Apr 14, 2013
Well, I see the Liberal Bandwagon is loaded to full capacity here!
Point #1. Billions of dollars is being spent every year on advertising aimed directly at children; everthing from food to toys and video games. Yes, parents are the ones who spend a large portion of the money on the advertised items, but don't forget that most children receive an allowance, so their money is also being spent on the merchandise being advertised as well.
Point #2. I am NOT asking for total censorship of television as some of you seem to think. And I am definitely NOT in favor of more government control. But in this particular area the FCC has become lax concerning enforcement of standards which were already in place. There was a time when television programming was kept clean until 8:00 PM. Now even when watching programs which would be considered appropriate for young children, the commercials are often anything but!
In my view, it is discriminatory to say adults should be able to watch anything they want, when they want; and if responsible parents don't like it, then they should just turn off the television.
Children should have the same rights as everyone else!
I wonder how many of you have young children in your home? I wonder how many of you have young boys, and if so, are you trying to teach them to have respect for women rather than view them as sexual objects?
Do me a favor, everyone; the next time you are watching television, imagine for a moment that you have a young child sitting beside you. Would you want THEM to hear the language you are hearing? Would you want THEM to see the sexual content that you are viewing? If you can honestly answer, "yes", to these two questions, then all I can say is that YOU are a major contributor to the moral decline of our nation!
I AM teaching my son to have respect for women. I AM teaching my children that it isn't necessary to use vulgar language to make an intelligent point.
What are you teaching yours?
timmys mom

Somerset, KY

#14 Apr 14, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Also, don't you find it the least little bit ironic that here you're thanking someone for using an acronym for a word that you want banned from the airwaves?
I have no idea what you are talking about here, "Bronston Man". Obviously I am not as well versed in vulgarities as you seem to be.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#15 Apr 14, 2013
timmys mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no idea what you are talking about here, "Bronston Man". Obviously I am not as well versed in vulgarities as you seem to be.
Here's a hint: FOS stands for "full of something", now guess what that something is?

Besides the fact, I saw Dennis Franz's ass on NYPD Blue 20 years ago on network broadcast TV, along with plenty of profanities every week. But you go on with your little crusade, you're doing a lot of good ruining TV for everyone.

I sure do miss them Hardee's Thickburgers. LOL

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#16 Apr 14, 2013
timmys mom wrote:
Children should have the same rights as everyone else!
So children should have the right to buy cigarettes, alcohol, and porno mags?

Wow, some responsible parent you are!

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#17 Apr 14, 2013
timmys mom wrote:
I wonder how many of you have young children in your home? I wonder how many of you have young boys, and if so, are you trying to teach them to have respect for women rather than view them as sexual objects?
Do me a favor, everyone; the next time you are watching television, imagine for a moment that you have a young child sitting beside you. Would you want THEM to hear the language you are hearing? Would you want THEM to see the sexual content that you are viewing? If you can honestly answer, "yes", to these two questions, then all I can say is that YOU are a major contributor to the moral decline of our nation!
I AM teaching my son to have respect for women. I AM teaching my children that it isn't necessary to use vulgar language to make an intelligent point.
What are you teaching yours?
I have both a son and daughter. It's easy to teach them these things. As a parent you have to set the example. I teach my son respect to women by showing respect to his mother (my wife), grandmothers and other female friends and relatives. When he is older I will talk to him directly and openly about it to reinforce the point. As for my daughter, she has been taught to respect and value herself, to trust in her own self and not let her esteem or "worth" be based on others opinions. It's not that complicated. I moniter what they watch and if something is questionable I explain it to them. I don't rely on anyone or group to police what exposures they receive. To even say that "TV teaches boys to devalue women" is to insult the very intelligence of the individual. Remember, men treated women like crap well before Two & a Half Men. Spend more time helping your kids grown and less time trying to stuff them and everyone else into a box so that you have a lighter responsibility load. Also, get the POS spouse of yours on board and have him set a proper example.
well

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Apr 14, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a hint: FOS stands for "full of something", now guess what that something is?
Besides the fact, I saw Dennis Franz's ass on NYPD Blue 20 years ago on network broadcast TV, along with plenty of profanities every week. But you go on with your little crusade, you're doing a lot of good ruining TV for everyone.
I sure do miss them Hardee's Thickburgers. LOL
they put jim beam in some of their burgers now, does that mean they will make you drunk?
no, not by the time the alcohol is boiled down, but stupid people may believe it will, therefore increasing sales on their burgers.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#19 Apr 14, 2013
Simple Fact 79 wrote:
<quoted text>get the POS...
Ah, expect your FCC fine in the mail shortly!

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#20 Apr 14, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>they put jim beam in some of their burgers now, does that mean they will make you drunk?
no, not by the time the alcohol is boiled down, but stupid people may believe it will, therefore increasing sales on their burgers.
You mean you folks over in London have those? I figured they'd be banned just like buying a six pack.

Oh well, if so you can come to our Hardees and buy some hard liquor while you visit. Signed, Somerset

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#21 Apr 14, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, expect your FCC fine in the mail shortly!
I will be on the look out.
timmys mom

Somerset, KY

#22 Apr 14, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a hint: FOS stands for "full of something", now guess what that something is?
Besides the fact, I saw Dennis Franz's ass on NYPD Blue 20 years ago on network broadcast TV, along with plenty of profanities every week. But you go on with your little crusade, you're doing a lot of good ruining TV for everyone.
I sure do miss them Hardee's Thickburgers. LOL
Thank you for helping me to make my 2nd point in my 2nd post!
Yes, I recall NYPD Blue, I was a fan of the show in the beginning, which came on at 10:00 (TEN) P.M. on Tuesday, which was exactly my point to begin with; t.v. programs with adult themes came on at a later time than they do now - AFTER children were in bed. But perhaps some of you, more liberal minded people, allow your children to stay up later so they may be exposed to more, "real life themes and situations"; after all, you certainly wouldn't want to be accused of, "sheltering" their innocent minds in any way!
And I also recall Dennis Franz exmposing his ugly rear end, which was used as a tactic to build the shows' declining ratings; which also didn't work, by the way. The show continued to fall in the ratings, and was cancelled after 12 seasons, in spite of their, "shock" attempts.
And you still did not answer my question regarding the, "acronym", you referred to. I don't think you actually had a point to begin with on that.

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