Diatribe: Does TVGuardian Help Lazy Parents Censor Their Family’s Entertainment?

Diatribe: Does TVGuardian Help Lazy Parents Censor Their Family’s Entertainment?

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Diatribe: Does TVGuardian Help Lazy Parents Censor Their Family’s Entertainment?

Diatribe: Does TVGuardian Help Lazy Parents Censor Their Family’s Entertainment?

I get it.  Some people are offended by what they see on television and in the movies.  We’re all, frequently, offended by something.  Anne Coulter and road rage come to mind.  Most of us learn to avoid the things that make us angry because being angry doesn’t feel good.  The angry folks at One Million Moms no longer have to worry about supervising their children’s television and movie watching because the TVGuardian has hit the market.

Have you ever been watching what you thought was a good, clean, family movie...only to be ambushed by crude, offensive language? Ever heard God's name used in vain or Jesus' name as a cuss word on TV? The leading cable and satellite providers in America KNOW that families and people of faith don't want obscene language on TV...yet they continue to do NOTHING about it. Now there's a way YOU can take control over the language in your home: TVGuardian, the only foul language filter available for TV today. TVGuardian is a small box you connect to your TV and it automatically filters out foul language...crude language...sexual language...racial slurs...even God's name in vain and Jesus' name used as a cussword!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw5dxsBVL64&feature=youtu.be

Does this seem like an old Ronco advertisement or a spoof from Saturday Night Live?  Well, it’s not.  The makers of TVGuardian appear to believe that they have the right to censor copyrighted television programs and movies at their discretion.  For approximately one hundred dollars per television, parents can fool themselves into believing that their children won’t hear what they consider to be “bad” words.

I understand a parent’s desire to maintain their child’s innocence for as long as possible.  But a fantasy world without bad words doesn’t exist.  And movies with dialogue removed from them don’t make sense.  If you don’t want your kids to watch television, don’t have a television.  If you don’t want your kids to hear the language found in movies, don’t let them watch movies.  Sure, they’ll become social outcasts among their peers, only able to relate to other children raised in similar nonsensical social bubbles, but at least they won’t hear a “bad” word, right?  What about violent action?  Gunplay?  Or <gasp> nudity?  Is someone working on a device to censor that, too?

The televisions at my house have power switches and I’m not afraid to use them.  I don’t need a mass-produced product to tell me what words are appropriate for my family to hear.  I’m not lazy.  I’ll make that decision myself.  My children have been taught and understand that hearing a bad word and saying a bad word are two different things.

Would you ever buy a TVGuardian?

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Created: Dec 7 2012 at 09:36:04 AM
Updated: Dec 7 2012 at 09:36:04 AM
Category: Entertainment
Language: English

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