05/10/2005: More voting with that remote again…
US News Wire had this one:
"Who Should Decide What We Watch On TV?
-- Time Magazine cover story, Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY all ask: Should Government Take Over the Remote?
-- TV Watch Emerges as the Voice of Reason Representing the Majority of Americans on the topic and debate over who decides what content is appropriate continues to heat up in Washington with lawmakers and regulators considering increasing their control of TV. High-profile TV moments such as Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl captured the country's attention and until now advocates for increased government control have dominated the debate.
Most Americans Want Control Rather Than Government Intervention of TV Content.
Among the findings of a TV Watch national survey released this week:
-- Some people will always be able to find something on television or radio that offends them. But the sensitivities of a few should not dictate the choices for everyone else.
-- More than nine out of ten Americans (92 percent) agree that while they don't always like the content of the programs that they and their families watch, "I'd rather make that decision for myself than have the government make the decision for me."
It's clear Americans overwhelmingly want to make their own decisions of what is seen on TV in private homes to remain a personal choice -- not one made by the government. So, let's keep using those ratings and blocking technology which allow individual viewers to control TV content -- And keep your fingers on the Button of the Remote!!
Karen on 05.10.05 @ 07:52 AM CST