Brent Bozell

This is not a "health" show. Its a sex show, with even Americas leading corporate promoters of teenage sexual activity and contraceptive distribution, such as Planned Parenthood, expressing reservations about the shows utter lack of medical expertise. In their own defense, the "Teen Sex Show" makers suggest theyre only channeling their own jokey opinions, not scientific facts."

Sadly, when the media experts assess the show, they fall into the typical trap of celebrating the show as a "dialogue starter." CBS News suggested teens found it to be a "turbo-charged health class" and celebrated teens "getting answers in a whole new way." A high-school student told CBS, "I was impressed with how honest it was. They were explaining, they werent preaching."

Wrong. Theres lots of preaching in this show. These people are evangelists for sex, as early as possible. Humorous skits cant deflect from their own dont-be-an-uncool-virginal-geek sermonettes. In an episode pushing birth control, Hasler suggests, "Personally, I believe any girl over 8 should be on the pill. If youre old enough to bleed, youre old enough to be a statistic. It may have side effects. But so does pregnancy."

These Sex Show sermonizers and their media supporters are far more morally arrogant than the promoters of teen abstinence they denounce. Their side favors "honesty." The true-love-waits promoters apparently favor lies. Their side favors "education" and "dialogue." Their opponents apparently favor ignorance and silence. Their side is cool, and can "get real." Their opponents, defined as uptight, live in a delusional dream world.

All of which may lead you to pine for the good old days when the public schools controlled your childs sex education.

Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
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