Something interesting about censorship...

While doing some looking around, I found a rather interesting article on the AFA (American Family Orgininization) about thier campaign up to 1992 (Would like some stuf on more recent actions as well.)

Tell me what you think?

What I found most interesting was some of the stuff they attacked: CAptain Planet and Scooby Doo. While I dont’ like Captain Planet, what’s wrong with THAT?

One has to wonder… anyway, here’s the list. It 's liek eh’s trying to stop every show that has been made since the 60s. he same with the corp list he attacked. Wow. Busy man.

Television Series Attacked by the Rev. Donald E. Wildmon

A Team
A Man Called Hawk
A Different World
All in the Family
Almost Grown
Anything but Love
Beverly Hills 90210
Bronx Zoo
Cagney and Lacey
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
CBS Schoolbreak Special
Channel 99
Charlie’s Angels
Crime Story
Dear John
Designing Women
Different World
Doctor, Doctor
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dukes of Hazzard
Empty Nest
Evening Shade
Facts of Life
Family Ties
First Impressions
Flamingo Road
48 Hours
Full House
Gimme a Break
Golden Girls
Good and Evil
Growing Pains
Head of the Class
Heart of the City
Highway to Heaven
Hill Street Blues
Hogan Family
Houston Knights
In Living Color
In the Heat of the Night
Jack & Mike
Jake and the Fat Man
Johnny Carson
Kate & Allie
Knight Rider
Knots Landing
LA Law
Laverne & Shirley
Law and Order
Let’s Make a Deal
Life Goes On
Love, Sidney
Love Boat
Magnum P.I.
Married With Children
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Matt Houston
Miami Vice
Midnight Caller
Mike Hammer
Mr. T
Mr. Belvedere
Murder, She Wrote
Murphy Brown
My Two Dads
Nancy Walker Show
Newlywed Game
Night Court
Northern Exposure
PrimeTime Live
Remmington Steel
Saturday Night Live
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scooby Doo
Shadow Chasers
Simon & Simon
Slap Maxwell
Sledge Hammer
Smothers Brothers
Sonny Spoon
Spenser for Hire
St. Elsewhere
Sunday Dinner
Sweet Surrender
T.J. Hooker
The Cavanaughs
Three’s Company
Three’s a Crowd
Tour of Duty
Trapper John, M.D.
TV 101
Under One Roof
West 57th Street
Who’s the Boss
WKRP in Cincinnati
Wonder Years
World of Disney
Year in the Life

He also helped Tipper Gore in her crusade against “violent” and “occult” music and video games, both of which might hit closer to home than television for most of the people here.

Wow, that guy is really mested up if he really believes we need to censor all that. I could see a few shows, but Captain Planet? I mean the whole show was about not polluting and trying to get kids to care about the environment.

It sort of reminds me of those books that are like “The Beatles and all other Rock and Roll are Satan’s toys”

This is one of the most pathetic things i ever seen,This guy was not trying to censor TV,this guy is like “Or you put the programs i like or everybody goes to hell”

Here we have a sadly not rare enough example of penis maximus, someone so far up his own arse that the only thing he can see or hear are his own opinions, he is totally oblivious to the fact that no one gives a flying toss about the message he is trying to get across, and whose anal gases have completely obstructed any form of common sense he once had.

I mean, for crap’s sake, STINGRAY!?!? The man deserves a slap for that alone, speaking against the Oracle of Anderson :hyperven:

It’s just someone out for publicity and money, so he goes nuts and declares everything evil… as I said, he must be on something, if it isn’t his own fart factory… :noway:

Hah. Cool. He didn’t try to suppress TMNT or Thundercats. My childhood is saved.


I would love to hear reasons why he thinks Anderson programs are evil.

No, Ness, Captain Planet is about Gaia…

And I can not stand anything that has to do with Gaia! I could barely stand FF7 for this reason! (its other aspects more than made up for the Gaia-istic elements).

Definition of Gaiaism for this purpose: Considering the earth, or the ‘planet’ to be a more or less god-equivalent.

Further, the creatures in that show (Capt. Planet) are trying to pollute for pollution’s sake, which simply does not happen in the real world. You don’t pollute to pollute, you pollute because it is the byproduct of making or doing something else!

In any event, I was surprised that I did not see Bewitched or I Dream of Jeanie on that list.


Originally posted by Chris StarShade
which simply does not happen in the real world.
Unlike all those other highly realistic shows, no doubt.

Night Court is on that list! Wow, that show was great.

He got the Simpsons on the list, but not South Park.

LMFAO:hahaha; :mwahaha:

What a troglodyte. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

…Cambell Soup??

I can’t be find it ironic that A&E programming schedule a few years ago was composed almost entirely of the shows on that list.

Originally posted by ahkeeyuu
[b]He got the Simpsons on the list, but not South Park.

LMFAO:hahaha; :mwahaha: [/b]

He also skipped Family Guy.

Wow, golden girls…

:hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha;

Matlock? What? What the heck is wrong with matlock?

Originally posted by Ave Destron
[b]Wow, golden girls…

:hahaha; :hahaha; :hahaha; [/b]

If I could only get the reason’s for only one item on that list explained, THIS WOULD BE THE ONE!!! ::dekar!::

Yeah its a show about old women talking.

very contrevesial. :stuck_out_tongue: