To: Alberta's Child
Every day a larger proportion of commercials aired on my G rated satellite channels during prime time are unfit for child consumption. Soft porn seems to be spreading like wildfire.
I personally know of only a single case where a person has successfully lobbied a newspaper to eliminate salacious ads in a newspaper. A number of letters were written to the publisher, to no avail. But after this person wrote letters to other advertisers
in the newspaper and asked them if they were marketing their products/services to the kind of customer base who frequents strip joints and calls phone sex lines, the salacious ads disappeared.
I realize that Corporate America has its own flaws, but if a newspaper gets a call from IBM, Colgate-Palmolive or the Ford Motor Co. expressing concern about X-rated ads that appear next to theirs, you can be damn sure that the newspaper will take those corporate giants over a local strip club any day of the week.
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