This country is so confused and hyprocritcal it makes me sick.
We got to see Romano's arm severed in full HD glory, but 3 seconds of nipples on a dying patient laying on the table, oh my, it is just *TOO MUCH* for the american public.
Why does NYPD Blue get to show a bare ass four to five times per season at the same time slot and not have to sensor it? What about National Geographic shows where they'll be *studying* some indigenous, non-white peoples with nothing covering their breasts for an hour?
What exactly is it that is so feared by the female mammary glands in this country. Is it horny 15 year old boys? What, they can't find pornographic material on the Internet in like 5 seconds?
Most other countries have no problem showing breasts on TV, but yet they edit US shows for violence. With good reason. We'd much rather expose our children to killling and death at 8 years old, but they see a nipple and they are going straight to hell I guess.
"The U.S. teenage birth rate is the highest in the developed world: twice as high as Englandâ€™s, three times as high as Australiaâ€™s, four times as high as Germanyâ€™s, six times as high as Franceâ€™s, eight times as high as the Netherlandsâ€™, and 15 times as high as Japanâ€™s (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1998; Berne & Huberman, 1999)."
And that was *without* children ever being exposed to a bare breast for 1 second on the Superbowl half-time show. Oh no, I bet that rate is going TRIPLE now!!
I'm not saying we *should* have nudity on TV, of course not. Then again, at 10pm ET, what difference is a 2 seconds of a nipple compared to 2 seconds of an ass shot? What difference does any of this make? It is all so stupid.
Oh, and for all our US *public morals*, we rank 9th in rapes per capita:
1. South Africa 1.21 per 1000 people
2. Montserrat 0.83 per 1000 people
3. Australia 0.8 per 1000 people
4. Seychelles 0.8 per 1000 people
5. Canada 0.75 per 1000 people
6. Zimbabwe 0.49 per 1000 people
7. Jamaica 0.49 per 1000 people
8. Dominica 0.34 per 1000 people
9. United States 0.32 per 1000 people
Again, how has shielding the TV watching public from mammaries done for us so far?
If there is anyone from the FCC reading this, I'm sure you are totally confused, so please visit this web site:
Sorry, I apologize for the long post, but this all really has pushed me over the edge. :confused: