Venting on Modern Media


I am going to sound like my Grandfather when I vent about this, but I have to ask . . . Is nothing sacred anymore? When did all of the limits to good taste vanish?

Flipping through the major television network channels at prime time (8:00PM), I came across a sitcom depicting a teenage girl masturbating from start to finish in a high school bathroom stall. On another network, a group of pre-teens were depicted in vivid detail beating another child to death. How has it become acceptable to call such things entertainment? 

It is appalling how modern media (television, movies, etc.) has taken such a downward spiral into depravity.  Not only does is denigrate us as a society, but it also insults our intelligence.

I realize this a matter of opinion, and I am all for free speech, no censorship, etc. I also understand that if I don’t like it, I don’t have to watch it. What bothers me, however, is the amount of people who are watching it, accepting it as the norm, and often imitating it.

Forgive me if I sound like a snob as well as an old-timer, but frankly, I don’t care. There are some of us who still hold onto some remnant of class and self-respect, even though it’s not depicted on prime-time television.


One thought on “Venting on Modern Media

  1. Jessica

    YES!! THANK YOU. I recently took my family to a high school play! I have been to a dozen and this one rubbed me the wrong way! Having TEENAGERS kick a “prostitute” on two occasions and appear to makeout on a couch (on top of each other) and having to dress was too far not to mention the cursing!! I hope to send my disapproval in writing!



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