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Letter: Language, acts on television negative influence on children

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:25 pm

It is more than politics, it is more than economics, it is more than our foreign policy. As a once “famous” philosopher said, “I have met the enemy, and it is us.” That was in an old cartoon called “Pogo.”

On June 4th of this year I had major knee surgery, and my sentence was to be housebound for several weeks. The first week and a half I tried reading, took care of the swelling and watch daytime TV. That is a sentence to a living daily “hell”. First off there are way too many channels to choose from and the TV guide is mostly wrong on the program and the times. So, you channel surf ... Holy cow, it’s like taking Psych. 1, 2, and 3 all at the same time.

As an ex-Navy guy and military brat I understand the language world, but, on TV, I never cussed that much aboard ship. I can understand why our 14-year-old kids are so belligerent and knocking each other up like crazy, because the “Snookies” and “Kardashians” of the world say it is ok.

The racial division is this country is the worst I have ever seen. The “minorities” are depicted as foul mouth, ignorant, bad-rapping gangsters, and that is OK. They are mad because they say the police “profile” them. Well, when you have a majority of the arrests are in those categories and shown on most of the channels, perception is reality.

John Null

Chandler

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