CANCEL THE SHOW….PERIOD! Standards will always be challenged BEYOND THE LIMIT sooner or later. BEYOND THE LIMIT at MTV occurred a long time ago, according to Dennis Prager.
There always will be a limit in life….always. A civilized society, that is, a healthy and civilized society guides and guards its children and its teens. American has not met this rule for a long time. The vast numbers of unthinking, including president Barack Hussein Obama, who advocate sex education from kindergarden up…..need to be forgiven or imprisoned for not knowing what they do.
University “Education” Departments and High School Marxist “teachers’ should suffer the same fate if they teach the sins of a society before teaching knowledge about, and the struggles of, that society. The sooner this punishment be exacted, the sooner Marxism will disappear from the American horizon.
When should children first learn their parents aren’t perfect? How much of their imperfections should be examined….and at what ages? Should government be in the business of making certain whatever cuddly views the nation’s children usually have of their parents are balanced with details of their sins and imperfections?
Marxist educators think so. Marxist educators also believe, and in American schools practice, teaching the ‘sins’ of America from kindergarten on up throughout life.
How else would it be possible for Americans to become so stupid as to abandon what Americans had created?
Electing Barack Hussein Obama is a result of this Marxist education……teaching ugliness, that is, the sins of the country to our children and youth before any knowledge of the story of its peoples’ struggles and trials have been learned , is exactly what the Bill Ayers and his Marxist allies have been spreading for the last generation, teaching Wounded Knee and Ku Klux Klan before the groundwork teaching of what being an American is, from where we developed our understandings, and how we have overcome obstacles, to achieve “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!
You may damn these Marxists if you wish……..but the American citizen is to blame. Since the antiAmerican Cultural Revolution of 1967-1976, no one has dared to pay attention. The Bill Ayers terrorist and druggies have been doing their revolutionary work……..creating the Leftwing Establishment which runs America today.
MTV and its “Skins” is only at the surface.
“Great civilizations are not murdered. They commit suicide.!” Arnold Toynbee.
MTV’s controversial drama “Skins” is losing advertisers faster than some of its characters lose their clothes.
As FOX411 reported, Taco Bell was the first sponsor to withdraw advertising from “Skins,” quickly followed by Wrigley, Subway, Foot Locker, L’Oreal and Shick.
General Motors and H&R Block both issued statements explaining that their ads were aired during the premiere by mistake and would have no further association with the show.
Lacking a stable of advertisers to sponsor the show, “Skins” could reportedly lose MTV up to $2 million per episode.
With the swift decampment of sponsors, FOX411 has learned that the show could be taken off the air—for good. “‘Skins’ is definitely in danger of being cancelled, if the ratings aren’t great,” an MTV insider tells FOX411. “And MTV is not going to risk losing advertisers over one show.”
Skins” lost about half its viewers for the show’s second episode, which aired Monday night. Only 1.6 million viewers tuned in, versus the 3.3 million who watched the premiere on January 17. (The premiere did benefit from the huge ratings of its ‘Jersey Shore’ lead in, which had almost nine million viewers—the biggest in the network’s history. The second episode of ‘Skins’ did not have such easy sledding, so some decrease in ratings was to be expected.)
Despite its advertiser and ratings woes, however, MTV insists the network is standing by the show. In a statement to FOX411, the network said: “Skins has earned the loyalty of fans across the globe for its thoughtful and honest portrayal of teen life today. An internationally acclaimed scripted drama, the show has been honored with a long list of prestigious awards. MTV stands by the US adaptation of Skins and the vision of its creator Bryan Elsley.”
But the loss of viewers and advertisers has apparently ruffled some feathers over at MTV’s Times Square headquarters, according to a source. “The ‘Skins’ marketing people were running around like mad (on Tuesday),” a second MTV insider tells FOX411. “There was definitely some kind of ‘all-hands-on-deck’ situation going on.”
Last Monday’s broadcast of the second episode of “Skins” featured an anemic commercial line-up, with spots for Red Bull and Zeno Hot Spot, a pimple-prevention device hawked by Whitney Port, being the only non-program or film related advertising.
“Certainly, blue chip advertisers that have brands that appeal beyond the really young, cutting-edge target audience are going to shy away from advertising on ‘Skins’,” Charlie Menduni, media director of Mediassociates, tells FOX411. “But with the initial outcry against it as loud as it is, you’d be hard pressed to find any brand manager who would be willing to bring that (show) to their board.”
Calling “Skins” the “most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on your children,” The Parents Television Council has waged war on MTV and its sponsors for the show’s “foul language, illegal drug use, illegal activity as well as thoroughly pervasive sexual content.”
On January 20, the PTC has even called on called on lawmakers and feds to open an investigation regarding child pornography and exploitation on MTV’s “Skins.”
“Bryan Elsley was highly skeptical about translating this for the American audience,” the MTV insider told FOX411. “He was worried it would get this kind of reaction. It took a lot of wooing and hand-holding from MTV network execs to convince him that it would work in the U.S.”