Thursday, June 02, 2005

Television ---- A Trojan Horse!

Read and discuss!

Note the defense of the action is given in the usual progressive and enlightened tone that contrasts itself with those dreaded "family value" groups. Of course, anybody who questions the sensibility of doing this just isn't with it and is a repressed Puritan. Or so the claim would go. But in reality, one can have this aspect of the marriage be quite nice and still want to, say, keep their children from being "adultized" so rapidly by pop culture.

At the same time, the fiercely libertarian streak that dwells within says that nobody is forcing anybody to watch these networks. The viewers who are offended can stop watching, flip the channels when the commercials come on, or whatever legal tactics happen to work. So on a civic level, somebody in a position of power decided that this is a financially feasible thing to do. That doesn't make the thing right or wrong, necessarily, but, it is the market at work. One takes the good with the bad.

However, I know I'm rather scandalized on a personal level, but what about my real-life friend and occasional lurker Diane? If true, the news in the link above will doubtless "rubber" the wrong way!

[Oh I'm soooooooooooooo bad! Puerile Protestant, anybody?]

The impetus for this post was taken from Greg K.'s Crowhill blog. This news story deserves comments and junior-high level attempts at humor.

3 Comments:

Blogger centuri0n said...

Is Diane another clue?

Let me tell you: if you turnb out to be TQ, I'm going to come to Jersy and put you in the river.

Friday, June 03, 2005 5:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Diane said...

I don't think that I'm another clue although to those who really know PP, I might be.

Friday, June 03, 2005 1:15:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

TQ, Frank? Hahahahaha, no. I don't know the person to whom you refer.

And there is more than one "Diane" out there, is there not?

PP

Friday, June 03, 2005 3:33:00 PM  

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