"A majority of U.S. communications regulators have voted to deny viewer complaints that ABC television stations violated indecency rules when they
aired the movie "Saving Private Ryan" last November, an FCC official said Monday."
What bothers me about this is that the FCC is so tough on sex, like Janet Jackson for instance. That was what seeing 4 or 8 seconds of something
natural? The hypocrisy that the FCC lets violence like this go by is sad. While I do not mind sex, violence, or profanity the fact that the FCC is
somewhat one-sided is appalling.
You can kill thousands of people in a war for a mistake and not have to make a single apology, but if you show a single pasty covered titty you hear
howls from every direction.
People have a very strange attitude towards sex. It takes on huge proportions in their minds. Lewitsky, what do i care about an of age intern does
with the president? That is for his wife and family to deal with.
So instead we end up with some lying religiously deranged moron instead. Go figure. Democratic goverment does not equal intelligent govenment.
Killing and butchering people in war is acceptable for almost any reason. It even seems to make people feel good. Sex seems to make people
I suppose on a biological level maybe it makes sense. Exchanging fluids is risky. Chopping someone up is much less risky to the chopper.
American TV censorship is a joke. In Canada laws are much more lenient. What’s wrong with showing violence during prime time? If you can’t
handle seeing what war is really like then don’t watch. I also can’t believe all the fuss over that pre-game NFL introduction.
Hell, when on vacation in northern michigan got CTV, they have sopranos, The Osbournes, so forth, unedited. It is regular tv like abc or cbs,
unedited. Tits, ass, or with Ozzy, no bleeps, all words are said. It was great! Watching tv and actually hearing/seeing things that according to
the fcc are evil and corrupt the people.
Jerry Springer at three o'clock when your kids get home is fine, but flag draped coffins are not. Go figure. The only reason Saving Private Ryan
caught so much flack is because it conveys the basic message that "Hey, War Kinda Sucks." and we can't have folks thinking that when they are
selling war left and right. It's marketing, really, the self same concepts just on a really broad spectrum of public opinion rather than a retailers
shelf. They are selling a product, if you buy it, they profit from it.
is it possible that perhaps saving private ryan can seen as a somewhat documentary and it's historical context are to a sense, accurate? I believe
that there's a difference between nudity and history. Where as the janet jackson incident was considered as a mainstream and social event, saving
private ryan is considered a historical and american themed movie. Take for instance the showing of schindler's list, which portrays both nudity and
violence on national syndicated television. compare schindlers list and saving private ryan, now, compare schindlers list with the janet jackson
incident, it's two very separate meanings and context.
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