posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 12:48 PM
They should have monitored what programming the kids were watching as well. What used to be the norm on television were shows like Andy Griffith, The
Waltons, Lassie - all shows that incorporated morals in to the story. Shows that focused on family and human relations. What's out there today?
Mostly violence punctuated with sexual interludes and car crashes. Problems are resolved with violence (or torture if you're Kieffer Sutherland),
never by negotiation of finding compromise. Our obsession with sports is hardly better where winning is the only thing.
I watched an old episode of Crossfire from the 1980's recently with Frank Zappa as guest where they were debating censorship of rock music (some
might remember the PMRC, the Parents Music Resource Center with Tipper Gore - yes, Al's wife). I had to laugh at the things they found morally
objectionable at the time; music and videos by bands like Prince/Motley Crue/Twisted Sister. How things have changed since!
So, no this doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Odds are these same kids who watch more television spend less time with parents/adult role models.
TV bears some of the blame but far from all of it.