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Clinton assails ``epidemic'' of media sex and violence
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Posted on 03/09/2005 10:11:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Clinton assails ``epidemic'' of media sex and violence Wednesday March 09, 2005 By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) Children are suffering from a ``silent epidemic'' of media sex and violence, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton argued Wednesday in calling for closer scrutiny by parents and government of what kids watch and play.

Speaking a day before her husband former president Bill Clinton was due to undergo a follow-up surgery for a heart bypass operation six months ago, the senator argued the public health was threatened by increasingly raw media content. Clinton, D-N.Y., focused her critique on the new media that some parents worry are a bad influence on children: violent video games, the Internet, and sexually explicit television programs.

``This is a silent epidemic. We don't necessarily see the results immediately,'' Clinton said at a forum hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Over time, she argued, the effects of such media-driven desensitization teaches children ``that it's OK to dis people because they're women or they're a different color or they're from a different place.''

The senator took direct aim at one particular video game, Grand Theft Auto, a series popular among players and criticized by parents for its crime spree role-playing.

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1 posted on 03/09/2005 10:11:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

She's a typical, right wing nut case (Sarc.)


2 posted on 03/09/2005 10:13:19 AM PST by Salvey
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To: Sub-Driver

Is that just the Bill epidemic Hillary?


3 posted on 03/09/2005 10:13:31 AM PST by hflynn
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor Hillary...she must have whiplash from that HARD RIGHT turn she's made recently.


4 posted on 03/09/2005 10:13:47 AM PST by ktupper
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, it worked for Tipper. Oh, wait. Maybe not.


5 posted on 03/09/2005 10:14:14 AM PST by jwalburg (Those buried included children still clutching toys)
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To: Sub-Driver
ROTFL
6 posted on 03/09/2005 10:14:15 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Sub-Driver

"Children are suffering from a ``silent epidemic'' of media sex and violence, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton argued Wednesday in calling for closer scrutiny by parents and government of what kids watch and play."

Oh my! The Village has problems? Leave it to the Klinton Klan to come to the rescue.


7 posted on 03/09/2005 10:14:19 AM PST by beltfed308
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To: Sub-Driver

Hillary, if you're truly that concerned about sex and violence, tell Bill to stop biting women while he dry-humps them.


8 posted on 03/09/2005 10:15:45 AM PST by RichInOC (Bill Clinton...the crack of dawn isn't safe.)
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To: ktupper
she must have whiplash

Or crotchrot from straddlin' the fence.

9 posted on 03/09/2005 10:15:52 AM PST by Drango (No tag line today...perhaps tomorrow.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Children are suffering from a ``silent epidemic'' of media sex and violence, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton argued Wednesday in calling for closer scrutiny by parents and government of what kids watch and play.

Yeah - and it wasn't helped one little bit when her husband got the nation involved in whether oral sex is actually sex. And now there's nearly an epidemic of junior high school kids having sex in the school bathrooms. It's gotten so bad that lots of schools have had to lock the bathroom doors and only let one kid at a time in to use the facilities.

10 posted on 03/09/2005 10:15:56 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: hflynn
I was thinking the same thing. Several years ago, the epidemic was not on TV but in the Oval Office.

And what's this about government regulating what children can watch? Is she going to ban future media appearances by her husband?

11 posted on 03/09/2005 10:16:54 AM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: Sub-Driver
This, from the delightful Clintons who gave us a new noun uttered by every 14 year old child: a "Lewinsky."

This, from the delightful Clintons who made oral sex into "not sex" for the children of America.

This, from the delightful Clintons who terrorized their enemies with violence, stolen FBI records, and intimidation (ask Catherine Wiley or the boys from Mena).

12 posted on 03/09/2005 10:17:25 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: Sub-Driver
``that it's OK to dis people because they're women or they're a different color or they're from a different place.''

I'm going to hurl. Who is writing for this woman? Rappers-R-Us?

Has she noticed who, in a highly visible and respected office, might have CONTRIBUTED to the children assuming that "yee haw the crack of dawn ain't safe" sex is acceptable? Like her ignorant manslut husband?

*note to self: stay away from Hillary threads. They make you nuts.*

13 posted on 03/09/2005 10:17:59 AM PST by Hi Heels (Trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. Twain)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ray Bradbury said it best...

Something wicked this way comes...

14 posted on 03/09/2005 10:18:00 AM PST by cardinal4 (George W Bush-Bringing a new democracy every term..)
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To: ktupper
Tell Hillary that my grandchildren really enjoyed the expose on oral sex during her hubby's impeachment.

Personally, I really enjoyed the spotted blue dress which forced the truth to the foreground and proved that Hillary isn't the smartest woman in the world. She does "smart" though.

15 posted on 03/09/2005 10:18:31 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

You may not like it, but she is on to something. Parents are fed up with having to raise their children in a cess-pool.

Waiting on the pro-porno crowd to show up and tell us they have a "right" to this filth.

Not that I would EVER vote for her, I have NEVER voted for a Democrat in my whole life.

But for those who think this doesn't play well with conservative moms and dads, you best think again.


16 posted on 03/09/2005 10:18:45 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My children were subjected to the media's obsession with sex - the news media's constant reporting of the President of the United States having oral sex in the Oval Office. This ignorant witch's husband caused my 11 year old son to ask for an explanation of these comments overheard on a news program. Mrs. Clinton - shut up, you low class, white trash, hypocritical enabler!


17 posted on 03/09/2005 10:18:50 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Sub-Driver
Coming from her, this would be laughable if it wasn't so true and such a terrible indictment of our child-raising in this country.

And I include myself in that indictment. I had no idea what was going on in some of these x-box games my teenager purchased and were labeled "teen". Unbelievable!

18 posted on 03/09/2005 10:19:08 AM PST by MarketR ("We are pioneers of the world; the advance-guard, sent on through the wilderness of untried things")
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, please, Hitlery! Sex and violence on TV? How about sex in the White House between your co-president and Monica Lewinsky? How about discussing Bill's consistent pattern of sexual harassment. How about answering the rape charges against your Bill by Juanita Broaddrick.
19 posted on 03/09/2005 10:20:02 AM PST by MisterRepublican (I DEMAND THAT FOX NEWS REHIRE JENNIFER ECCLESTON!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She's gearing up for 2008.


20 posted on 03/09/2005 10:23:02 AM PST by A Ruckus of Dogs
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To: MisterRepublican

Just read your tagline. What happened to Jennifer Eccleston?


21 posted on 03/09/2005 10:24:19 AM PST by Quilla
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To: MisterRepublican

What a hypocrit! Her husband couldn't keep his pants up in the White House and she's speaking out about it in movies/tv?! My son learned about oral sex from her husband since it was on the tv every night! Clean up your own backyard first Hillary!


22 posted on 03/09/2005 10:24:42 AM PST by LYSandra
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To: Quilla

My son asked me about five times last night what child molestation is. Michael Jackson's media event is so important to news ratings.


23 posted on 03/09/2005 10:24:46 AM PST by petitfour
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To: cardinal4
That was actually Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet.

But Bradbury did write a great story.

24 posted on 03/09/2005 10:26:10 AM PST by A Ruckus of Dogs
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To: Sub-Driver
Legacy
25 posted on 03/09/2005 10:27:44 AM PST by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: Quilla

She went to work for NBC, but I've launched my own small campaign to get Miss Shock and Awe back at Fox.


26 posted on 03/09/2005 10:30:21 AM PST by MisterRepublican (I DEMAND THAT FOX NEWS GET JENNIFER ECCLESTON BACK FROM NBC!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She may be evil, but she is smart. She's positioning herself as a centrist, and she may get away with it.


27 posted on 03/09/2005 10:32:21 AM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: Sub-Driver

bookmark


28 posted on 03/09/2005 10:32:33 AM PST by Alia
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To: Sub-Driver

Nice pattern--

Moderate stance on abortion, then hard left stance, then rightist stance on sex/violence... Next is going to be standing up for the free speech such media exercises...


29 posted on 03/09/2005 10:33:58 AM PST by jcb8199
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To: yellowdoghunter

You're right. I find myself agreeing with her, although I think her reasons for bringing this subject attention is purely political. But the "Constitution protects porn and violence gang" will take issue, I'm sure.


30 posted on 03/09/2005 10:35:02 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Sub-Driver

Her move to the middle to capture the 2008 Dem nomination continues. This is strategy, nothing more.


31 posted on 03/09/2005 10:35:12 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: hflynn

Lol....this epidemic on TV looks a lot like the epidemic of sex and violence that swept through Washington between 1992 and 2000. The junior senator from NY appeared to condone and accept that real-life epidemic in the White House and other areas of Washington, D.C.


32 posted on 03/09/2005 10:35:23 AM PST by carl in alaska (The mission for today is golf. The mission code word is "Julius Boros".....)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Parents worry their children will not grow up with the same values they did because of the overwhelming presence of the media," said Clinton.

Holy Shiite. Dumb and Ugly will dis her for sure now. Can anyone imagine children of DUmbocRATs not haveing the same "values" as those expressed on DU???? They will run her out of the RAT party.

33 posted on 03/09/2005 10:36:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (TV News and the MSM - - - ROTFLMAO)
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To: Sub-Driver

A little early for the Sister Souljah moment isn't it, Hillary?


34 posted on 03/09/2005 10:37:40 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: Sub-Driver

She's becoming more "evangelical" by the minute. She certainly is a populist.

You think she'll admit that her husband set a bad role model and Gore was wrong in commending Ellen Degenerous? I won't hold my breath.


35 posted on 03/09/2005 10:37:59 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Sub-Driver

This is rich. After her husband says on national tv that oral sex isn't really sex. Sorry, Senator. You can't have it both ways.


36 posted on 03/09/2005 10:38:19 AM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle
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To: mlc9852

Yes, it is all politics for her. Too bad though, if she really meant it she could do some good in starting the process....but I have no illusions. I am to the point that I do not care if it is a Republican or Democrat who clean-up the airwaves....just someone to have the guts to stand up and call good good, and evil evil.

Parents are in a battle and we are losing. Yes, parents have responsibilities but nobody said they would have to carry out those resp. while a cess pool around them tried to drown their children.



37 posted on 03/09/2005 10:40:58 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: A Ruckus of Dogs; cardinal4
.
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.

-- Macbeth.


38 posted on 03/09/2005 10:42:25 AM PST by dighton
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To: MeekOneGOP; LadyPilgrim; Ernest_at_the_Beach; MEG33; Grampa Dave; gatorbait; PhilDragoo; ...

Ping Thank you


39 posted on 03/09/2005 10:42:52 AM PST by anonymoussierra (Lux Mea Christus!!!"Totus tuss" Quo Vadis Domine?Thank you)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mrs. Clinton, you can thank your husband for introducing millions of American kids to the concept of oral sex.

According to him, oral sex isn't sex, so all the kids can do it without remorse....your husband didn't have any.

Thanks for everything, you beast.


40 posted on 03/09/2005 10:45:31 AM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: Sub-Driver
chutpah n. (hoot-zpah)

"Children are suffering from a ``silent epidemic'' of media sex and violence," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton argued.

41 posted on 03/09/2005 10:45:35 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: DannyTN
She's becoming more "evangelical" by the minute. She certainly is a populist.

She learned from her mentor, Saul Alinsky. Perception is reality.

42 posted on 03/09/2005 10:46:04 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: DannyTN

"She's becoming more "evangelical" by the minute. She certainly is a populist. "

Before 2008 we'll see her being slain in the Spirit on one of
those televangel crusades.


43 posted on 03/09/2005 10:47:18 AM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: yellowdoghunter

I agree and I'm sure a lot of other parents will agree also. Hillary is positioning herself as a moderate and family-friendly, which just may work.


44 posted on 03/09/2005 10:48:24 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: carl in alaska

People can change - not saying she has but it is possible.


45 posted on 03/09/2005 10:49:38 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Ms. Rodham-Stalin, we still remember your great friend Jocelyn Elders and why she was asked to resign.


46 posted on 03/09/2005 10:51:54 AM PST by MisterRepublican (I DEMAND THAT FOX NEWS GET JENNIFER ECCLESTON BACK FROM NBC!)
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To: Sub-Driver

...the political makeover continues.

Nobody but the MSM will take this stuff seriously as Hillary (circa 2007) piously points to these newsclippings as 'proof' of her political conversion. Of course she'll be doing all this with a nod & a wink to her campaign contributors. The 'Evil' Party marches on...


47 posted on 03/09/2005 10:52:44 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: Sub-Driver
As if the decline in American culture didn't take place on her and BJ's watch.
Mrs Clinton's latest BS brought this FR blast from the past to mind:

THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #6 - Defiling the White House Christmas Tree

48 posted on 03/09/2005 10:54:52 AM PST by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Sub-Driver

One of the biggest "media epidemics" of sex was all the coverage of Bubba's White House escapades. Does she cite that ? Of course not.

This is just part of her presidential campaign chameleon act.


49 posted on 03/09/2005 10:57:26 AM PST by Orca
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To: Sub-Driver; Poohbah; veronica; Howlin; mhking; PJ-Comix

C'mon, Hillary... it's the only education we got.


50 posted on 03/09/2005 10:59:44 AM PST by hchutch (A pro-artificial turf, pro-designated hitter baseball fan.)
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