Skip to comments.Clinton assails ``epidemic'' of media sex and violence
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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She's a typical, right wing nut case (Sarc.)
Is that just the Bill epidemic Hillary?
Poor Hillary...she must have whiplash from that HARD RIGHT turn she's made recently.
Hey, it worked for Tipper. Oh, wait. Maybe not.
"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.
Hillary, if you're truly that concerned about sex and violence, tell Bill to stop biting women while he dry-humps them.
Or crotchrot from straddlin' the fence.
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.
And what's this about government regulating what children can watch? Is she going to ban future media appearances by her husband?
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).
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.*
Something wicked this way comes...
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.
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.
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!
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!
She's gearing up for 2008.
Just read your tagline. What happened to Jennifer Eccleston?
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!
My son asked me about five times last night what child molestation is. Michael Jackson's media event is so important to news ratings.
But Bradbury did write a great story.
She went to work for NBC, but I've launched my own small campaign to get Miss Shock and Awe back at Fox.
She may be evil, but she is smart. She's positioning herself as a centrist, and she may get away with it.
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...
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.
Her move to the middle to capture the 2008 Dem nomination continues. This is strategy, nothing more.
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.
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.
A little early for the Sister Souljah moment isn't it, Hillary?
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.
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.
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.
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Ping Thank you
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.
"Children are suffering from a ``silent epidemic'' of media sex and violence," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton argued.
She learned from her mentor, Saul Alinsky. Perception is reality.
"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.
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.
People can change - not saying she has but it is possible.
Hey Ms. Rodham-Stalin, we still remember your great friend Jocelyn Elders and why she was asked to resign.
...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...
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.
C'mon, Hillary... it's the only education we got.