Question by clarie m: Is government control of objectionable material in broadcast media too great, too little, or just about right?
Is government control of objectionable material in broadcast media too great, too little, or just about right? Explain your answer and support it with examples.
Answer by quatt47
I assume you’re American as in a previous question you asked for help in ‘Math’ rather than ‘Maths’ as everybody else abbreviates it.
I’m in England and here we have various censorship laws that prevent, to a degree, what you call objectionable’ material. We also have a strong PC Brigade (Political Correctness) who seem to object to anything and everything that may offend immigrants. For example they tried to ban ;’Christmas’ and call it ‘Winterval’ in case it offended Muslims. (It can’t offend them that much when you see the Christmas stuff the shops owned by Muslims are selling.)
However things that cannot be broadcast include anything construed as racist, anything inciting violence, full frontal nudity except in certain circumstances but, even then, no erect penises, anything inciting terrorism and anything treasonable.
Generally public decency is protected and it’s just about right.
What do you think? Answer below!