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Thu., Jan. 27, 2011, 1:18 p.m.

ICB: Just Say No To MTV

I have a teenage son who now watches MTV just like I did when I was his age but the content on the channel has taken a huge step down the wrong path.  The new program called “Skins” has been in a firestorm of controversy.  This show debuted with 3.3 million of our children watching it.  Skins is full of scenes of teenagers engaging in sex and drugs and been accused of child pornography.  According to the New York Times Viacom asked MTV to tone it down concerned about an upcoming episode showing a nude 17 year old boy.  Under intense pressure Taco Bell pulled its sponsorship of the program.  The parents Television Council has asked the Justice Department and the U.S. Senate and House to investigate the program for violations of the law/Idaho Conservative Blogger. More here.

Question: Did you know about the MTV show, "Skins," before Idaho Conservative Blogger mentioned it above? And/or: Do you let your kids watch MTV?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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