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The Parents Television Council Thinks The VMAs Were Pretty Tame

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment

Despite Britney Spears grabbing G-Eazy’s crotch and Kanye West premiering a nearly pornographic music video, the Parents Television Council thought ...

Parents Group Slams 'American Horror Story,' 'Scream Queens'

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.19.2015 | Entertainment

It's often said that TV writer Ryan Murphy aims to shock. And if that's the case, he's succeeded with his latest two shows, "American Horror Story: Ho...

Indecency, Politics and the FCC: A New Round in the Culture Wars?

Clay Calvert | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Clay Calvert

Unlike abortion and health care, the new battle in the culture wars features a topic on which potential candidates from both sides of the political aisle are likely to agree: indecency is bad and parents today need all the help they can get from the government.

This May Be The Most Offensive Cartoon Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.17.2014 | TV

Thanks, Fox, for showing us what it would be like if the Easter Bunny was B-Rabbit from "8 Mile." Fox's Easter cartoon "The Easter Bunny's Coming,"...

David Lohr

SHOW YOUR JOE: Watch Kmart's Controversial Boxer Commercial | David Lohr | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weird News

A new Kmart commercial that depicts a group of men in boxer shorts shaking their booty to a commonly sung Christmas carol has some viewer's undies in ...

PTC Blasts MTV's VMAs

Posted 08.27.2013 | TV

The Parents Television Council (PTC) isn't happy with MTV's Video Music Awards (VMAs). The watchdog group is charging MTV with marketing sex to minors...

Kesha Drinks Her Urine On TV, Watchdog Group Gets Mad

Posted 05.23.2013 | Entertainment

Some might think it is daring for Ke$ha to drink her own urine, but conservative activist group Parents Television Council (PTC) thinks it is just pla...

Don't Be Offended. Seriously, Don't.

Kirker Butler | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Kirker Butler

Recently, our country was shaken to its core by two events that future historians will mark as the point-of-no-return for America's long slide into moral depravity.

PTC's Latest Target: 'The Walking Dead'

Posted 12.13.2012 | TV

Watch out zombies, the Parents Television Council is coming for you. The PTC is targeting AMC's "The Walking Dead" over the drama's violent content. ...

PTC Messes With The 'B---- In Apartment 23'

Posted 04.17.2012 | TV

Not only should you not "Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," but you shouldn't watch "the B---- in Apartment 23" either, according to the Parents Televi...

PTC Targets MTV's New Show

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

The Parents Television Council is going after MTV once again, and this time for their new scripted series "I Just Want My Pants Back," based off David...

From M.I.A. to Susan G. Komen: How to Be Outraged in America

Mark Morford | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

What flavor of revolt and indignation do you prefer as we dance like drunken angels into the wilds of 2012? Choose wisely, and you can become a full and informed participant in the culture. Choose poorly, and the world is joyless as bible study in Rick Santorum's shame dungeon.

Did You Watch Last Night's Controversial Episode of Glee?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Did you catch last night's episode of Glee? If so, you know the reason it's causing such a stir -- the episode depicts two teen couples, one gay and o...

Conservative Group Outraged Over 'X-Factor' Frontal Nudity

Posted 11.23.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The contestant amidst controversy, Geo Godley, tells TMZ, his outfit was nothing worse than what you see at the beach. He further insists that...

Conservative Activist Group Rips Sex, Drug Humor In Cartoons

Posted 10.17.2011 | Entertainment

The Parents Television Council, the conservative media watchdog group that recently complained about the upcoming NBC show "The Playboy Club," release...

Parents and Media Ratings: Context Isn't a New Concept

David Kleeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
David Kleeman

In the July issue of "Pediatrics," a research team headed by Iowa State's Douglas Gentile found that parents are not satisfied with age-based rating s...

VOTE: Rihanna's 'Man Down' Video: Art Or Exploitation?

Posted 08.03.2011 | Arts

Rihanna's new video for her song, "Man Down," has become the focus of an exchange between the artist and media watchdog groups like the Parents Televi...

Rihanna FIRES BACK At Critics

Posted 08.02.2011 | Entertainment

And you thought Rihanna was mad in that music video. The Barbadian popstar's new video for the single, "Man Down," drew calls of outrage and protes...

Rihanna, Britney Spears Billboard Performance Blasted By Parents Television Council

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 07.24.2011 | Media

The Parents Television Council is protesting what they term an "explicit" performance by pop artists Rihanna and Britney Spears on Sunday night's broa...

A 'Glee' For Glenn Beck?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A 'Glee' for Glenn Beck? Hallelujah! No, really. That's the name. Marc Cherry, writer for "The Golden Girls," and the creator of "Desperate Housewi...

'Skins': What Parents Should Know

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

There's a theory out there that posits a giant "feedback loop" between MTV and other purveyors of youth culture and the kids who consume it. Shows like "Skins" actually do hold up a mirror to a portion of their audience.

WATCH: The Skins Scene MTV Was Worried Broke Child Pornography Laws

Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hunter Stuart

Not only is the exploration of sex, drinking, and drugs on Skins a good thing, the show's writers haven't gone nearly far enough.

MTV's Skins: Suffer The Little Children

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

MTV's version of Skins is, in my humble, vaguely nauseated opinion, repellent -- but not for the same reasons that the PTC and several advertisers have judged it similarly.

WATCH: MTV's 'Skins' Airs Teen Lesbian Love Scene

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As advertisers flee, MTV's 'Skins' keeps getting racier. In an upcoming episode, they introduce the lesbian sexual yearnings of one of its leads, T...

Conservative Parents Group's Influence Waning | BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

These are difficult days for the decency police. The Parents Television Council spent most of the last decade as a conservative superstar in the cultu...