Satellite offerings go too far for kids

01/23/12

Editor:

If you have Dish TV and were flipping through your movie channels the weekend of Jan. 12, you would be happy to preview “The Best Sex Ever Features” on channel 321 at 7:50 p.m. Keep flipping through more adult film channels. On channel 308 there’s a 2 1/2-hour episode of “Cat House.” … Meow?

My children previewed free promotional channels while having a sleepover on Jan. 12. When I called the company to complain about the content on our TV, their claim to me was that it was not their fault. I need to block channels that I don’t want. It is not their responsibility to inform me of promotional pornography channels appearing on our TV on the channel next to “Jumanji.”

Am I wrong to be outraged about this? I pay for family programming. For instance, if you went to the store and bought “Bambi” from Disney and there was digital porn inside, you would call Disney and complain, right?

Nope, it’s not their fault that your children watched a porn flick. That was just part of a free promotional film from the new company that has bought promotional rights through them. You should have known that “Bambi” was on the the “other” side of the DVD. My bad… Sorry, kids.

Apparently, I can’t do anything about this. Nobody’s to blame. Well, I’ll blame myself for this if it happens again. It’s my God-given right to protect my children.

If anybody has any bright ideas on how we, as a community, can stand up and stop this from happening again, contact me through The New Era.

If you are a victim of obscene programming in your home, you can make a complaint with the FCC at 1-888-225-5322.

Marla Blanchard

Sweet Home

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