Tag: tv

"It's Feminine Hygiene!"

“Let’s give those ads we see a hysterectomy, or at least make ’em more damn appealing!” – Feminine Hygiene Song Amen, Vietnam! No condom adverts please – we’re eating HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has banned television and radio from airing advertisements for condoms, sanitary pads and other products at dinner time. Advertisements for such products …

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Inaccuracies in TV Reporting

The terrorism hoax in South Florida seemed to be the start of a game of “Telephone” amongst the TV news stations, with the initial information getting more and more distorted with each telling. If we want a really free press we should be aware of these (sometimes egregious) errors. Yet another reason to turn off …

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In Defense of Rednecks

As a proud native of Chicago and current resident of Pittsburgh, I hardly qualify as a redneck, and I’m quite the Yankee as far as my life goes. Nonetheless, there is much to respect in Southern culture (I hope it doesn’t get wholly assimilated in the near future), and I do not like this new …

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Life Imitates Art

Study Links Media Violence with Mean Kids “A study conducted by the National Institute on Media and the Family concludes that watching lots of violence on television and playing violent video games not only makes kids more physically aggressive, but it also makes them meaner and more distrustful.” As long as nobody tries to take …

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Trying to be Barbie

I really hope this didn't come as a shock to anyone. Idealized Women in TV Ads Make Girls Feel Bad By Alan Mozes "TV commercials that depict idealized images of rail-thin feminine beauty can send young female viewers–particularly those who place great importance on their appearance–into an immediate tailspin of increased anger and body dissatisfaction, …

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