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Originally posted by CaptainInstaban
That´s when they violate laws. These tv shows didn´t violate laws.
It would be the same if the government removed all the sweet and fat food from the bakery, because it is not deemed healthy.
TV is generally watched in the privacy of your home. With freedom of expression I mean the right to have your own ideas, views, music, poetry, tv etc.
Besides, swear words are bleeped out right?
It´s not about entertainment misses Tyrantia, Is freedom of choice not a human right? Freedom to choose who or what to watch and listen to?
It´s your responsibility.
It is what it is, noone is forcing you to watch it, so noone should be forcing others not to watch it.
Delusion....it is by definition.
That is if you believe that TV is responsible for cultural decline, wich is BS. You really think if every low quality show was scrapped, society would change for the better.
I´m not denying the power of the media. But I think people were partying like crazy in Jersey and across America, way before Jersey Shore was aired.
Originally posted by Maslo
You have the right to do and say whatever you want as long as it does not objectively damage another (third, unconsenting) person.
Calm down dear.
Originally posted by undo
Originally posted by silo13
'High Five' for China. It's the right move.
Of course I deplore the censorship - but somehow censorship just doesn't seem the right word let's say if 'Dancing with the Stars' was cancelled. I'd call that more - good taste.
i love dancing with the stars! what gives you or anyone else the right to tell me that i shouldn't and censor my viewing?
Obscenity laws exist, but are not enforced. The health regulations that are currently in place are there because of what is not deemed healthy to the public.
It's a product sold to the public. Regulation of obscenity doesn't infringe on anyone's right to ideas and views. It only regulates expression to the extent of a certain time and place, like many public venues.
Swear words are the least of my concern.
It IS about entertainment and once again, you're acting like you're entitled to it. You remind me of the people who were miffed about some recent show cancellations due to low ratings who claimed that their 'freedom of choice' was being violated.
Regulating is not forcing you to not watch certain content. That argument is just ridiculous. You don't have a right to any particular TV program.
Then, by your logic, the people who put out trash TV are forcing their will onto those who don't even want it to exist on TV.
It would certainly improve. Far too many people are concerned with what's fashionable and are influenced by the idiot box- yes, even adults.
What purpose are 'reality' shows even supposed to have? I know they're cheaper to produce, but I can't help but wonder if dumbing down and doping up the masses has been the plan for quite some time.
Originally posted by alienreality
That was the only "entertaining" show I saw when I was there, but some of the soaps were pretty funny because they seem to be trying to mimic western themes... getting to the point, it is hard to believe they would make such drastic cuts in "entertainment" when they hardly have any to begin with, but this is obviously just my view of it because of the cultural differences... (The hard line communist party leaders there are VERY paranoid of their citizens having "too much" freedom, or freedom of expression) to the point of ridiculousness, which is how I see this cutting of entertainment shows there...
Most folks in China just buy 1 dollar counterfit dvd's from the multitudes of dvd stands on every corner in the big cities and watch them on their dvd players....
Everyone has a dvd player there and not many people that I know there even watch much television except for some news reporting programs...
if you are all for choice, you would back this being done in the west to make more room for different programmes, giving people more choice without taking away the choice to watch crap. all they are taking away is how much crap is on each day.