Comments: It's Not Your Fault!

The telly made me do it.

Posted by hans at February 24, 2004 07:56 PM

You're right of course: Parents should take responsibility.

But should the ads be there? Are they healthy? If they are there, that means they work (because advertisers wouldn't pay for them if they didn't).

Should we allow ads for cigarettes? Should we allow porn on TV? Where do we draw the line.

I don't think the issue is so simple.

Posted by Bob W at February 25, 2004 12:32 PM

Yah, Bob, it is that simple.

What I do not want my children to watch, they do not watch. Period.

What they see advertised is really irrelevant because as the parent I purchase what they eat.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at February 25, 2004 12:45 PM

Well, you know, once advertisements are outlawed, only outlaws will have advertisements.

Posted by Tony at February 25, 2004 06:59 PM