Swearing on Television Up 69%

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Swearing on Television Up 69%

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The Parent's Television Council has not only published findings that swearing on television has risen by 69%, but has provided us with a handy list of their worst offenders.

During the first two weeks of this television season, The Parent's Television Council sat down and noted every swear word that aired during prime time on the five major television networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and the CW). It's safe to say that they weren't happy with their findings, and not only because they constituted a naughty number. The PTC report concludes that "across all networks use of profanity on prime-time broadcast entertainment programming increased 69.3% from 2005 to 2010...The largest increases were found in the use of the harshest profanities, and in explicit references to genitalia and bodily functions."

It appears that the PTC wasn't convinced that the American public would know to which words they referred in that last bit, so it included their findings in graph form. The swear word on television that has grown most in popularity over the last five years was "bleeped fuck" (an increase of 2,409%), followed closely by "bleeped shit" (which increased 764%). In contrast, old reliables "damn" and "bastard" experienced negative growth. It's also interesting to note that the PTC does not seem to regard slurs based upon race, sexuality, etc., as profane: Apparently it's not okay for children to exclaim, "That sucks!" but perfectly legitimate for them to deride something by saying "That's so gay."

Click here for the full report; scroll all the way down for the graphs.

Source: Gawker, via PTC

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And then they blame Video Games, seriously get your act together before blaming ANOTHER industry while you can't even control your own.

heh... 69....
but seriously, i have started not really even noticing it it has become so often.

69? Is this a joke?

Good for television if its true.

Who really gives a shit other than these tools at the PTC?

69. Hehehe. 69. Get it? Nevermind.

This PTC seems like a crazy thing made of people that hate everything that wasn't common in nineteen century. They are very well organized - for a bunch of raging retards.

EDIT:

Double ninja'd with 69 :D

If anything, this only reflects how fucked up shit it.

Wow, 69%? Fuckin' hell.

Really, how can they blame games then come out with this?

That is a skewed study then if "that's so gay" is allowed but not "up yours gerbil fucker".

Also 100% of this 69% can be traced back to video games as video games have used those words in the past, there must be a link.

Heh, luckily we don't have to listen to such a whiney organisation over here in the United Kingdom.
Nah, we just have the government (Read: Tories/Conservatives) for that.
We have set rules for the standard channels, BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5 (I believe, I don't actually watch the TV >.>), so no swearing before 9pm.
Of course, I don't believe that applies to other channels you pay for with a TV service, like Sky.

Traun:
And then they blame Video Games, seriously get your act together before blaming ANOTHER industry while you can't even control your own.

Ha ha true true.

Oy vey. Times change. Kids are seeing more and more everyday, and to think we can prevent them from seeing some of the rougher parts of the real world is foolish. It is down to good parenting and EDUCATION (and proper, TRUE education) on subject matters that may be offensive, in order to protect ones child from being harmed.

Traun:
And then they blame Video Games, seriously get your act together before blaming ANOTHER industry while you can't even control your own.

That haven't have they? Or did I miss something...?
OT: What are swears gonna do to harm kids? Is there a link between swearing and violence?

What the fuck is up with being allowed to use 'gay' as an insult?! Seriously, get your shit together guys.

Har har har har har har har har 69.

hahahhaha 69 percent!

so there are more references to pooping. I don't see the problem I use to babysit kids, they always say things like poop and fart. it;s no big deal.
also since when did boobs become profane? I also like how they have listed other breasts what other kind are there?

Ahh, PTC. Is there anything you can say without making me and most other people hate you?
At least the words that are upped are bleeped, not like most of the little snots they're trying to "protect" haven't heard or said those words already.

Insert generic 69 joke/reference.
I'd say it's more than just 69%, a lot more.

These people are parasites, cranky old parasites who would be glad if they could run a "Demolition Man" state of government where only lullabies are the only music that can be put on the radio and nobody has any idea what sex is. Then to add insult to injuries, these same Evangelical Christians (who give the rest of us Catholics and Christians a bad name) don't mind if gay jokes are uttered (PTC has frequently been accused of homophobia, which they of course deny). My only joy is the fact these assholes are so damn old that in less than a decade there will barely be anyone to support these dipshits.

P.s: Tried to litter my comment with as much profanity as possible Escapist, mostly being ironic rather than just acting immature. Okay, so maybe it's a lil bit immature, but no one can deny the fun factor is swearing every now and again. Someone should try telling that to these morons

JUST TURN THE BLOODY THING OFF!!! is it that hard to turn of a TV?

And this council is also run by people who have starred in profane movies, so hypocrisy much?

Wow, damn didn't grow that much? Apparently they didn't watch the final season of 24

Traun:
And then they blame Video Games, seriously get your act together before blaming ANOTHER industry while you can't even control your own.

Damn you good sir! You stole my words!
But in all seriousness, they should not pass judgement with taking in different perspectives of the subject or acquiring evidence from both sides of the arguement.

And BTW, how about they try playing a game for once? Maybe Shadow of The Colossus?

Did anyone even look at the list of swear words?
"Crap," "damn," "bastard," "suck," "screw," "hell." ...

PTC can rot in a hole for all i care, I agree with libertarians on this issue, TAKE CARE OF YOU OWN KIDS, IT NOT THE GOVERNMENTS JOB.

Makes me think of that George Carlin HBO special and the "dirty words". Still funny as hell, gay is perfectly ok as an insult but shit, piss, c*nt, fuck, motherfucker, tits, turd and twat isn't.

*censored it just to avoid penalty.

To those of you living in the U.S.: Are there even r-rated movies, The Exorcist as a prime example, on network television or is everything all the time pg?

2fish:
That is a skewed study then if "that's so gay" is allowed but not "up yours gerbil fucker".

Also 100% of this 69% can be traced back to video games as video games have used those words in the past, there must be a link.

but that would only make sense if you play videogames on your TV, this day in age we can play them on computer monitors, so I call shenanigans on this study!

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but honestly, I like to think we as a culture are more mature, thus we are not able to be offended so easily if a 'swear' word is put out on television. I know parents might not exactly like little jimmy hearing "fuck your couch!", but then again:

most shows that have such language is not for their age group.

Ekonk:
What the fuck is up with being allowed to use 'gay' as an insult?! Seriously, get your shit together guys.

Anything "organisation" with "family" in the name has pretty much two aspects to its mission statement:
*Hate on the gays
*Hate on abortion

It doesnt suprise me that a "parents" organisation follows suit.

Hurr Hurr...69...thats the same thing as a sexual position...hurr...hurr.

Cunting arsewankers, you don't shitehawking like the swearing on dickfiddling television? Don't damngaying watch it after 9.

Boobs.

Seriously? Is someone getting paid to do this type of shit? Count swearwords?

Here's a study for your headlines: 93% of PTC Members likely to be an Older Overweight Bitch.

Yaaaah!

Great job everyone!

POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS PREVAILS AGAIN!

*vanishes in cloud of smoke*

Really? That sat there and fucking counted every swear word on TV? That's getting into Ned Flanders levels of stick-up-assery.

"the PTC does not seem to regard slurs based upon race, sexuality, etc., as profane"

/facepalm

As long as you're white and straight you're OK then - sounds about right *grumble*

These people are morons.

Some of the stuff THEY count as swears are things almost all of society don't count as swears so right out of the gate, they lose credibility. Nice going.

Jon Etheridge:

Here's a study for your headlines: 93% of PTC Members likely to be an Older Overweight Bitch.

I thought that was a given already. :D

OT: These people will always find something to whine and moan about in their great crusade to "protect the family/children" from the horror's of tv and what not.

Lying is always the best way to prove that lazy parenting is not at fault for shitty children.

Oh, and the biggest issue with swears on television? Censoring 'god' and 'tits'. Like seriously?

Fuck censorship.

seriously im with libertarians on this one so i think these orginizations should GTFO

Jon Etheridge:
Seriously? Is someone getting paid to do this type of shit? Count swearwords?

Here's a study for your headlines: 93% of PTC Members likely to be an Older Overweight Bitch.

And the other 7%? Milquetoasts and Yes-men. Or closet pedophiles. At least that's how all those PTC people come off. I'm a parent and this shit is just seriously beyond ridiculous at this point.

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