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.
Rick Santorum uses some colorful language with a reporter.
The Golden Globes yesterday displayed Hollywood's increasingly coarse contribution to culture again this year as Ricky Gervais dropped an F-bomb during the show's broadcast. Evidently drinking, he told the AP how delighted he was to have: "a job where you can get drunk and say what you want and they still pay you."
School is starting up again, and later this month we will celebrate another national tradition: Banned Books Week, which since 1982 takes place every year during the last week of September.
The mass-marketing of profanity just won't stop. Now it's topping the best-selling book list -- in children's picture books. You might have heard by now that there's a "subversive" little bedtime book for adults. It should not be read to children. It's called "Go the F-- to Sleep."
Today's installment of the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization comes from Hollywood -- as if that's a surprise.
Filed under “Typical Media Bias Against Religion,” the theatrical release last week of the cop drama “The Grace Card” garnered this one-line summary on the movie site Screenit.com: WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
The battle in Madison, Wis., between new Gov. Scott Walker and the public-sector union hacks offers an amazing study in journalistic double standards. The same national media that have spent the last two years drawing devil's horns and Klan hoods on the tea party protesters have switched sides with lightning speed.
The top of the pop charts has become a low, low place indeed. Just last summer, the singer Cee Lo Green took popular culture one rung lower into the sewer with the release of his song titled "F--- You."
Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal.
When it comes to the increasing sex, violence and profanity in entertainment media, the social libertines are indifferent. They insist that children will hardly be warped or ruined by the media they consume. They chortle at the paranoia of Hollywood critics.
It should tell you something that MTV is still highly valued by Hollywood as the televised center of the coolness universe. Why else would a top movie star like Tom Cruise dress up ridiculously as a fat, bald, bearded guy and embarrass himself in a profanity-littered skit on the MTV Movie Awards?
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