Starting with a good representative of the frees-speakers, Mr. Todd Gitlin(1), a high-profile veteran of the 1960s peace movement, has become a leading U.S. commentator and author on media and culture issues. He describes the crusade against media violence "hollow" and "cheap." He says: “media violence isn't dangerous, it's just stupid”. In a direct quote from Mr. Gitlin he says: “Television violence is mainly redundant, stupid, and ugly. The deepest problem with TV violence is not that it causes violence - the evidence for this is very thin. The problem is that the profiteers of television in the United States - the networks, the program suppliers, and the advertisers - are essentially subsidized (e.g., via tax write-offs) to program this formulaic stuff.” Mr. Gitlin tends to believe that the moneymaking media machines that control a significant portion of our culture will make a significant number of fake moral reforms as they think they need to keep the U.S. Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) off their backs. This belief seems to be shared by many... [continues]
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