Tag Archives: PTC

Wingnut Group Denounces Bully Makers For “End Run” Around Rating System

After the MPAA gave Bully an R rating, its filmmakers decided to release the film today without a rating at all. In response, AMC Theatres announced that it would allow children under 17 to see the movie with a parental permission slip. All this has infuriated the Christian “watchdogs” of the entertainment industry, the Parents Television Council. “They’re doing an ...

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Wingnuts Outraged That Millions Saw The Most Famous Hand Gesture In The World

The Parents Television Council is outraged that nobody will take responsibility for M.I.A.’s flipping the bird during the Super Bowl. Because children saw it. Explanations and apologies by both the league and the network ring hollow, says Dan Isett of the Parents Television Council, seeing that both are essentially blaming each other. “NBC is blaming the NFL for having hired ...

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Christianist Group Threatens America’s Got Talent Boycott Over Hiring Howard Stern

The Parents Television Council says it will demand that advertisers refuse to sponsor America’s Got Talent due to last week’s hiring of Howard Stern as a judge. “It’s an act of desperation on behalf of the NBC network,” suggests Dan Isett, director for public policy at the watchdog group. “[The show] trails badly in the ratings across the board, and ...

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Christian Media Watchers Issue Best And Worst List Of Television Advertisers

If your company advertises on naughty shows like Glee, which depict the lives and loves of gay teens, you’ll make the Parents Television Council’s annual list of “worst advertisers.”

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Quote Of The Day – Tim Winter

“I cannot imagine what would possibly lead the ABC television network to air a profanity-laced, S&M sex show on primetime broadcast television. The overtly sexualized performance by Rihanna and Britney Spears was no accident or mishap, but a deliberate effort to target teens with images and lyrics that that glamorize whips, chains and other sexual fetishes.” – Parents Television Council ...

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Quote Of The Day – Melissa Henson

“It seems to us that this panel of three judges walked into the courtroom with their minds already made up and with kind of a chip on their shoulder about the whole enforcement regime of the Federal Communications Commission and that they did not look at the facts of the case objectively. “The judges basically overturned the will of the ...

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FCC Complaint Filed Over Family Guy

Predictably, fundies are filing an FCC complaint over Sunday’s “Peter Goes Gay” episode of Family Guy and are calling on the show’s sponsors to suspend advertising. (Feel free to stretch and yawn.) From the fundie-run Parents Television Council: Our organization is taking its concerns directly to every parent, every Fox affiliate and every advertiser — as well as to those ...

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