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On Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 11:20 , Scott Chase wrote:
> I guess the issue is what influence media portrayal of violence has on
> people's behavior (children especially). Violence has been, still is,
> and will continue to be a part of human experience in the "real world".
> Violence predated movies and TV by many years. Movies and TV's potrayal
> violences as a means of capturing this reality. Should TV and movies be
> candy-coated and portray a sanitized ideal in some hopes of humanity
> thus achieving some more civilized state?
It is precisely those who feel that providing this sugar-coated facade
will achieve some utopian love-your-neighbor condition who foment the
argument that we'd all be lambs without all these wolves on the TV
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