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Top Television Shows Today Full of Garbage

Troglodite Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:15 PM
Jake, Though I will not dispute your conservatism, it does seem to me that we do neither ourselves nor the next generation any favors by marinating our families in entertainments which promote promiscuity, irresponsibility, and hedonism (and just plain bad taste). The preservation of a free republic demands the restoration of the old "bourgeois virtues" which TV (inter alia) is undermining. To see what happen when these virtues are successfully undermined, just look at the black community. Culture does affect politics, even though there is a delay between cause and effect that makes it easier for us to pretend that decadence does not matter.
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:54 PM
Depiction is not "promotion." I suppose Shakespeare "promoted" murder and suicide in "Hamlet."

If you stopped watching network television awhile ago because it had gotten so bad, you made the correct decision. It has continued to get worse. A few years ago, network television became dominated by cheaply made reality TV shows and talent contests, sitcoms with hyperactive manic characters, and socially liberal themes. Television has always pushed the edge when it comes to socially progressive themes. But at what point does it go too far? Perhaps when there are no other options left during prime time network TV.

The top ten most popular TV shows last fall contained few choices for...