Did you know there was a 2700% year-over-year increase in the amount of pixelated and/or blurred nudity on prime time broadcast TV? How about a 2409% rise in the use of bleeped profanity between 2005 and 2010? Probably not, because the only people who watch out for and keep track of this sort of thing are the folks at the Parents Television Council.
Striking a blow against the validity of the self-regulatory practices of the video game industry, the Parents Television Council conducted a survey that found 19 percent of kids could buy Mature-rated games at retailers.
Not surprisingly, in the wake of yesterday’s decision by a New York court to scrap the ridiculous FCC rule against on-air profanity, the not-at-all-overprotective folks at the Parents Television Council are raising their hands in the air and asking, “What about the children?”
As the government continues to pretend that it cares what anyone thinks about Comcast’s merger with NBC Universal, a coalition of Christian media watchdog groups are asking the cable giant to publicly divulge how much money it makes from porn channels and pay-per-view.