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Which is worse in media, nudity or gore?

By the time the average U.S. child starts elementary school he or she will have seen 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence on TV. -New Scientist, 2007

And since 2011 the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allowed full frontal nudity on TV(!)

What's your take on the FCC and the role it has to play when it comes to nudity and gore?

Topics: FCC Gore Nudity media
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    Jun 19 2013: Both nudity and gore are completely harmless as long as there is a context to their appearence. Bodies like the FCC should concern themselves with the validity of the context rather than specific content.
    • Jun 19 2013: Yeah, sure peter.
      After watching nudity and gore all day, my 5 year old
      still sucks his thumb, and eyes my 9mm pistol.
      Hopefully the FCC has concerned themselves appropriately.
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        Jun 19 2013: Just to clarify I mean that a movie for example that has either gore or nudity that is contextually relevant is probably going to be inappropriate viewing for a minor anyway, due to the nature of the subject. Even if you edit out the gore or nudity.
        • Jun 20 2013: peter, thank you.
          Right On !!!
          Pardon my poor attempt at comedy.
          I get carried away, when at late night I try to write.
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        Jun 20 2013: Just wanted to make sure. Doing everything in text can be confusing at times. Maybe TED needs it's own emoticons. How 'bout it admin?

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