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29th Dec '16 8:27:01 AM DustSnitch
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Western Animation has [[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]].

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* MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation: Western Animation has [[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]].Animation's individual page about this trope.
29th Dec '16 8:25:42 AM DustSnitch
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Western Animation has[[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]].

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Western Animation has[[MediaWatchdog.has [[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]].
29th Dec '16 8:25:32 AM DustSnitch
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Western Animation has [[index]][[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]][[/index]].

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Western Animation has [[index]][[MediaWatchdog.has[[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]][[/index]].
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29th Dec '16 8:24:40 AM DustSnitch
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Western Animation has [[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]].

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Western Animation has [[MediaWatchdog.[[index]][[MediaWatchdog.WesternAnimation its own page]].
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26th Dec '16 11:11:30 PM FurryKef
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* In Belgium, having a Media Watchdog (as well as a CensorshipBureau) is explicitly forbidden as is stated under article 25 of the Belgian constitution (translated): "The printing press is free; Censorship can never be introduced; no security bond can be demanded from writers, publishers or printers. If the writer is known and it lives in Belgium the publisher or printer can not be persecuted." This rule however has only lead to more swearing and political subject matter on Belgian television than in other countries. Sex, violence, racism and religion in itself have rarely been shown on Belgian television and are much more represented in other countries. One could say that legalizing sex and violence on TV removes all the fun of attempting to shoehorn it in. It is however still interesting to know as a MoralGuardian that in Belgium you would be considered a stimulator of criminal activity.

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* In Belgium, having a Media Watchdog (as well as a CensorshipBureau) is explicitly forbidden as is stated under article 25 of the Belgian constitution (translated): "The printing press is free; Censorship can never be introduced; no security bond can be demanded from writers, publishers or printers. If the writer is known and it lives in Belgium the publisher or printer can not be persecuted." This rule however has only lead led to more swearing and political subject matter on Belgian television than in other countries. Sex, violence, racism and religion in itself have rarely been shown on Belgian television and are much more represented in other countries. One could say that legalizing sex and violence on TV removes all the fun of attempting to shoehorn it in. It is however still interesting to know as a MoralGuardian that in Belgium you would be considered a stimulator of criminal activity.
29th Oct '16 3:48:15 PM Tightwire
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Likewise, there's dissonance even in the Anglosphere - the UK and Canada are fairly relaxed when it comes to bad language, ie occasional swearing is increasingly overlooked on pre-teen shows, but the US can be very strict in how a single cuss affects any rating.

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Likewise, there's dissonance even in the Anglosphere - the UK and Canada are fairly relaxed when it comes to bad language, ie occasional swearing is increasingly overlooked on pre-teen shows, but the US can be very strict in how a single cuss affects any rating.
the rating of an entire series.
29th Oct '16 3:45:34 PM Tightwire
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Likewise, there's dissonance even in the Anglosphere - the UK and Canada are fairly relaxed when it comes to bad language, ie mild swearing often goes overlooked on teen shows, but the US can be very strict in how a single cuss affects any rating.

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Likewise, there's dissonance even in the Anglosphere - the UK and Canada are fairly relaxed when it comes to bad language, ie mild swearing often goes occasional swearing is increasingly overlooked on teen pre-teen shows, but the US can be very strict in how a single cuss affects any rating.
29th Oct '16 3:41:55 PM Tightwire
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Likewise, there's dissonance even in the Anglosphere - the UK and Canada are fairly relaxed when it comes to bad language, ie mild swearing often goes overlooked on teen shows, but the US can be very strict in how a single cuss affects any rating.
6th Oct '16 8:48:37 AM MCanter89
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** Similarly, ''Tapeheads'' ends with Tim Robbins and John Cusack arrested by FBI agents for airing a sexually explicit video of a politician to discredit him. This includes a ShoutOut to Jello Biafra's [=PMRC=]-inspired obscenity case by Biafra himself, cameoing as an agent.

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** Similarly, ''Tapeheads'' ends with Tim Robbins and John Cusack arrested by FBI agents for airing a sexually explicit video of a politician to discredit him. This includes a ShoutOut to Jello Biafra's [=PMRC=]-inspired PMRC-inspired obscenity case by Biafra himself, cameoing as an agent.



-->''Terrence''': [{{beat}}] ... [[FlatWhat What?]]

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-->''Terrence''': -->'''Terrence''': [{{beat}}] ... [[FlatWhat What?]]
12th Jun '16 3:14:05 PM lledsmar
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* America ''just barely'' avoided this. The MPAA (a non-government organization) along with VIACOM, Disney, and several other companies wanted to pass SOPA/PIPA. This would have allowed corporations to pull down entire websites without any due process what-so-ever if a website so much as had a link to a link to a link to a link to a link to a link to a website with a few blurry images of copyrighted material. One of the excuses used was 'it stops pirating' (it wouldn't since piraters have found ways to hide their websites due to fear of being sued) and 'it's good for the economy' (even though less than 400,000 are employed by the movie/TV industry while literal millions are employed or have their own businesses online). Luckily millions of Americans called bullshit on this and constantly pointed out how large corporations could use this to simply crush their legal online competitors and the bill has since become dead-in-the-water.

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* America ''just barely'' avoided this. The MPAA (a non-government organization) along with VIACOM, Disney, and several other companies [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_organizations_with_official_stances_on_the_SOPA_and_PIPA#Removed_supporting_organizations]] wanted to pass SOPA/PIPA. This would have allowed corporations to pull down entire websites without any due process what-so-ever if a website so much as had a link to a link to a link to a link to a link to a link to a website with a few blurry images of copyrighted material. One of the excuses used was 'it stops pirating' (it wouldn't since piraters have found ways to hide their websites due to fear of being sued) and 'it's good for the economy' (even though less than 400,000 are employed by the movie/TV industry while literal millions are employed or have their own businesses online). Luckily millions of Americans called bullshit on this and constantly pointed out how large corporations could use this to simply crush their legal online competitors and the bill has since become dead-in-the-water.
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