Washington vs. Hollywood

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 36•33 Sep 20, 2000

In recent weeks, both George W. Bush and Al Gore have stepped up their attacks against the entertainment industry for marketing violent and sexual content to young people. What do you think?

  • “I let my son see that Porky's movie back when he was an impressionable teenager, and now he has sex all the time.”

    Therese Allen –
    Homemaker

  • “If Gore wants to be critical of Hollywood, he needs to stop accepting all those guest spots on The Practice.”

    Michelle Wilens –
    Psychologist

  • “Remember that one scene in the Gulf War, where the Iraqi dude gets his head blown off and the brain chunks splatter all over his screaming wife? That was awesome.”

    Dan Duckett –
    Auto Mechanic

  • “Some say those pro-wrestling shows go too far, but my son just loves rooting for 'The Wifebeater' and 'Superkike.' It's the only TV that keeps him quiet.”

    Frederick Meese –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Not all kids want to see sex and violence on TV, you know. My brother, for example, loves violence, whereas I much prefer the sex.”

    Len Buice –
    Student

  • “We must clean up the airwaves and make them safe for children! Oh, and I suppose we could do that to the actual streets of the nation, as well.”

    Curt Dawkins –
    Network Administrator

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