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Published:June 20th, 2009 16:33 EST
Brent Bozell Rails Against Online Porn

Brent Bozell Rails Against Online Porn

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"AN American nonprofit group devoted to `traditional American values` has called on Google to be more vigilante about limiting access to online porn.

The Media Research Centre`s Culture and Media Institute yesterday released a self-conducted study to back a demand for Google-owned YouTube to be more `family friendly`.

The study indicated that YouTube searches turned up pornography, crude commentary, and videos that serve as teasers for sex websites.

YouTube policy prohibits inappropriate content. YouTube reviews videos that users `flag` as offensive and removes content that violates the website`s `community guidelines`." http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,25663463-1702,00.html?from=public_rss

People from every corner of the world, and from every imaginable demographic submit videos to the popular site. Needless to say, not every video on YouTube is going to receive a seal of approval from evangelicals.

What are traditional American Values? America is a pluralistic society, and the meaning of that term is open to interpretation. I would argue that porn is as American as Mom and apple pie. Technology has made pornography accessible and acceptable to the vast majority of the American public. Porn is available on premium channels like HBO and Cinemax, on cell phones, hotel rooms, the Internet, DVD`s, and soon I believe it will even be available on the broadcast networks.

YouTube does not feature pornographic content, but I will admit that some of the videos show are very risque. If Media Research Centre founder Brent Bozell is disgusted by what he sees on YouTube, he can flag the videos he considers inappropriate or he can start his own video-sharing site for religious prudes.

YouTube is one of my favorite sites, and I don`t want prudes like Bozell censoring the content. Bozell and his ilk lost the culture wars! Sorry dude, but pornography is firmly entrenched in cyberspace.