Guest Blog Entry
Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following submission earlier today.
Congratulations, I was unaware that you and your wife were expecting another child. That is good news.
As for Howard Stern, call him the sacrificial lamb if you like, but this is long overdue. I think there is a ground swell because of other recent events as people are saying they have had enough of the ego driven celebrity deciding what we should see on television.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not for censoring these people but more for putting them on after 11:00pm and not on general cable. A bleeped "f" is the same as saying it out loud as far as I'm concerned and it has no place on primetime television.
It's one thing to have an open dialogue with your children about this stuff, because they will hear it on the playground, but it doesn't have to be continually blaring in your family room.
I am as open minded as most and have a relationship with my children based on truth but I look forward to seeing how far the government can roll this back to a time when we didn't have to be subjected to this garbage. Take a look at the music channels in the afternoon as well.
Don't we have ratings for shows already? I mean, we know that an I Love Lucy rerun is probably rated G which means it's definitely safe for children and sensitive ears. That episode of The Sopranos on CTV is rated such that you know it may contain inappropriate language, violence and/or nudity. I'll bet it's preceded by a warning that viewer discretion is advised. If your kids are near by, you have every right to change the channel, turn off the tv or throw it off the balcony. My point is, so long as people aren't blind-sided by a nude scene during Everybody Loves Raymond or a curse word in the middle of Bob the Builder I believe it's the right of every person who owns a television or radio to watch or not watch the program in question. When it comes to children, that too should be dictated by the parent. People should censor for themselves.
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