reply to post by Charmed707
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
Obviously the tv shows are not breaking any law.
Sweet and fat foods are considered unhealthy too, should they be banned too? They have a negative effect on society.
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.
Once again, no laws are broken, if your government would ban these shows, they would have no legal basis, and would possibly be breaking the law
And yes, regulation is control, and it would infringe on our rights, because there is no law that prevents us from having the right to watch these
shows, just as the produers have the right to do these shows, it´s freedom of choice and expression.
What you seem to want is to basically change the constitution and human right laws to santize the world till it is acceptable to you.
Swear words are the least of my concern.
So you wooried about people having sex? Or violence? Or what exactly? Movies have been about violence for the most, as long as I can remember.
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.
That just show that you really don´t get it.
It´s about the state interfering with public business, when they have no legal right, or any right whatsoever to do so, and people like you saying
it´s a good thing that your gov. should do too.
I hardly watch tv because you would have to be an idiot to be entertained by watching it all evening, but the freedom of expression and choice is more
important. Where would it end?
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.
That makes zero sense, since we have basic rights that gives us the right of free expression by default. People that don´t like it have absolutely no
right to prevent it if no laws were broken.
Are you familiar with the concept?
It would certainly improve. Far too many people are concerned with what's fashionable and are influenced by the idiot box- yes, even adults.
Maybe it´s because they are idiots.
And who cares if people want to be fashionable.
Can you give me some exact examples of what is wrong with tv?
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.
Hasn´t that always been the plan?
I think the problem has more to do with bad educatiional systems, the way society is setup were people have to work all the time and don´t have
enough time for there children, greed, poverty and inequality.
Although tv is a brain washing tool, I think these shows are more of a reflection of todays society, and/or it caters to this society that is
overworked and has problems, with no energy to watch anything else but mindless entertainment. Off couse it´s focused on sex, cause that´s what
everybody is thinking abouit naturally, anyways.
And some people just are not very smart, but who are you to decide what they watch?
Point is, censorship of legal material is always wrong.
If the state should regulate one thing in this case, they should make sure that quality television is available on a public channel, so that people
have a choice, not supress other material.
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