How much is too much?

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  1. white-noise

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    Hey, so I was watching South Park at 5:30 in the evening and I noticed they could get away with the F word. I could see how they could swear after 11pm but 5:30? Kids are stil up and watching TV at that time.

    You think that's going a bit too far?
     
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  2. keepithowitis

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    Ahh, straight from radio class..

    FCC regulates that any form of media, unless granted special permission (ala HBO), cannot broadcast anything blatantly obscene and uneducational, excessively graphic, or pertaining to one's sexual nature until... 11:30? I think it's 11:30.

    So whatever station that's on is breaking the law, unless it's on HBO or a special package channel, or you're accessing a station that is locally based somewhere it is at least 11:30.
     
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  3. LinksOcarina

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    Either that, or the FCC has relaxed their regulations, which I find unlikely to be the case.

    I might just be an error, unless if they said it a ton of times.
     
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  4. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    It's these dang liberals in office letting all the censorship go...rabble rabble rabble...
     
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  5. Chris_Crime

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    Too much is never enough. The problem lies in the parenting.
     
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  6. madster111

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    This x100.

    Censorship wouldn't have to exist if parents weren't lazy and/or stupid.
     
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  7. TheDiesel

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    If it was Comedy Central, they do have this segment called "The Late Night Stash" where CC is allowed to bypass obscenities. That might have been the reason.
     
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  8. UghRochester

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    This thread motivates me to listen to "George Carlin's: 7 Words you can't say on TV"
     
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  9. TheDiesel

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    lol, Nice.
     
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  10. De-Ting

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    This is why every other channel in Ohio has some porno on when I do my TV watching at night...which would be normal, censored viewing time in Utah.
     
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  11. Rakon

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    The CRTC has different rules than the FCC, which pretty much means anything you're telling her isn't very accurate (she's Canadian). I know that South Park on Comedy Network (our answer to Comedy Central) plays the new episode of South Park on Fridays at 9:30, and they don't censor that. For whatever reason, I can't remember if they censor it throughout the week.

    Odd thing though: The Daily Show and Colbert Report are censored, even though they are on at 11:00 and 11:30.
     
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  12. MattAY

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    It's teaching them well I say! Let the little shits swear!
     
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  13. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    is a few swear words siad on tv really that big of a deal? seriously. it's like first grade and people are just discovering how to swear.
     
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  14. intoTheRain

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    in b4 you have kids and can monitor them 24/7 when they're in front of the TV, computer, etc. Hope you don't plan on working.
     
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  15. MikeyVassallo

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    Well I have to disagree there. I have an issue with parents who allow their kids to watch things that aren't meant for them. It doesn't happen when the parents are away most of the time. Programming like that airs mostly in the evening when parents are home with their kids and they just allow it to happen. Parenting is 24/7. If you don't think so then you should have an abortion.

    Parents should be monitoring the TV, not the FCC.
     
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  16. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    ^this. even while working, you are still a parent. i'm usually calling home during breaks and lunch to see how the wee one is. you can't just set aside certian times of the day to be a parent. doesn't work.
     
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  17. MikeyVassallo

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    And I'm so glad you say that KRP. So many kids think poppin' out babies be easy.

    Makin' babies be easy- raising them ain't.

    Ya hurr?
     
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  18. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    ^Agreed.

    You may not be present 24/7, but come on, you're responsible 24/7. My three year-old figured out how to change channels recently and as a parent I believe it's my job to monitor what he watches. For example, nothing with swears yet, but he loves superhero cartoons and usually starts flying around and beating up the evil villain (his little brother) after watching them. So we monitor him to the best of our abilities.

    Parents need to take responsibility and get off their asses. My wife taught 4th Grade for several years and found numerous examples of parents who were too wrapped up in their own hobbies to take time to help kids with homework or even attend school functions. If you're going to have kids, check your selfishness.

    This being said, I'm not perfect but I'm definitely trying my best. And it's really not hard to protect TV/internet (and yes, there are ways around it, but at least you made the effort).

    3 Simple Implementable Ideas
    1) If you have cable or satellite, you probably have parental preferences.
    2) Set TV viewing hours in your house, and award extra time for chores, schoolwork, good behavior. (This is exactly what my parents did with me.)
    3) Don't allow children to have TVs in their rooms if you don't trust their viewing habits.

    /rant
     
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  19. schimmel

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    Wow, some insightful stuff from Bretimus. Clearly Dr. Orpheus has taught you much.

    As for White_Noise's original observation, I don't think South Park has actually ever said fuck on television. They bleep it out. After Season 11 everything became uncensored after it was uploaded to their website but for television they always bleep it out.
    The one exception to this rule was the episode titled "It Hits The Fan" where they say shit over two hundred times because they discovered a loophole in FCC regulations, which is also a loophole that other channels take full advantage of (see AMC and FX) all the time... well, after 10 anyway.
     
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  20. MikeyVassallo

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    White-noise is in Canada.

    This could be a Canada thing.
     
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