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DAVIDSON: Violence, Alcohol, & Drugs — Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

When will American broadcasters limit themselves?

Jeff Davidson

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Violence on television is more pervasive than in real life. In their research project, years back, called “Watching America,” Stanley Rothmann, Robert Lichter, and Linda Lichter found that television characters had been murdered at a rate 1,000 times higher than real world victims.

Since 1975, a major character on prime-time TV is 17 times more likely to experience a personal confrontation with criminal violence than are the viewers who watch them every week. The broadcast networks’ prime-time schedules contain more than 1,000 scenes of violence per month. The “promos” for coming attractions depict even more violence than the shows themselves. The mayhem level even increased during a public outcry over TV violence.

Amazingly, businessmen and businesswomen are twice as likely to represent villains and three times as likely to commit crimes as are characters in other professions. Three out of four programs that show business dealings portray business as dishonest or corrupt.

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The authors concluded that television is an obviously artificial world that takes on a life of its own by shaping our collective consciousness. “For better or worse,” says Star Wars producer George Lucas, “films and television tell us the way we conduct our lives, what is right and wrong. It is important that the people who make films have ethics classes, philosophy classes, and history classes. Otherwise, we are witch doctors.”

The National Coalition on Television Violence, in the early 1980s, undertook studies which showed that immediately after watching programs which emphasize combat, there is a substantial, readily observable increases in playground violence among what are otherwise considered to be normal children.

“What we think of now as the excess of the Roman circuses, where in the end
hundreds of thousands of people died, didn’t start out that way,” PBS producer Bill Moyers once said. They started out legitimately as circuses, but the audience demand for more and more resulted in forms of entertainment becoming bloodier and increasingly grotesque.

Have a Drink on Me

A study of Hollywood films showed that in one given year, 90% of all films contained alcohol. The beverage consumption by characters within films often depicted “an alcoholic style of drinking.” Yet, largely, no harmful side effects were depicted.

Before the 2007 decision by the Motion Picture Association of America to ban smoking in films rated lower than R, the National Coalition on Television Violence found that 53% of films contained cigarette smoking and more than 85% of those films had a major character smoking throughout the film. This confirmed Michael Medved’s findings in his book, Hollywood Versus America, that the characters in movies were three times as likely to smoke as the people in the audience watching the movie.

Drugs Abound

In NCTV’s observations, 14% of films contained scenes depicting illegal drug use. The conclusion: Despite claims from Hollywood to the contrary, Substance abuse in Hollywood films has not decreased. “It has a serious, harmful effect on America’s youth,” says actor Edward James Olmos. “Nothing that we do can ever stop the damage we have done.”

Many countries around the globe seek limits to how much American television they will allow to be broadcasted in their countries. Some countries have levied an outright ban on American television programs. When will American broadcasters limit themselves?

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Mainstream Media Finally Confirms Hunter Laptop Story, Proving Liberal Bias

This is simply shameful!

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During the 2020 election, there was an extremely explosive story brewing in the conservative underground.   It involved Hunter Biden, the son of then-candidate Joe Biden, a laptop he abandoned at a repair store, and all manner of horrid content upon it.

But, somehow more shocking than the information contained within Hunter’s laptop was the naked bias that the mainstream media showed by ignoring the story completely, in what can only be understood to be an effort to keep Joe Biden in the race for the White House.

In fact, this prejudice has now been proven forthright, as the mainstream media finally admits to all of it being true – making their ignorance inexcusable.

Nearly one year after the Hunter Biden laptop story sparked a political firestorm, Politico confirmed some of the material first reported by the New York Post in the final weeks of the presidential election.

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Politico Playbook published reporting from correspondent Ben Schreckinger’s new book “The Bidens,” which delved into the emails that surfaced in the explosive reporting that was ultimately suppressed by Big Tech.

“A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden. The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, ‘10 held by H for the big guy?’” the Playbook wrote. “Emails released by a Swedish government agency also match emails in the leaked cache, and two people who corresponded with Hunter Biden confirmed emails from the cache were genuine.”

Politico did given themselves an out, however, by suggesting that they weren’t sure that all of the contents of the laptop were genuine, which is a lot like saying that you only play by certain rules, or that you only subscribe to reality when it behooves you.

During the 2020 election, there was an extremely explosive story brewing in the conservative underground.   It involved Hunter Biden, the son of then-candidate Joe Biden, a laptop he abandoned at a repair store, and all manner of horrid content upon it. But, somehow more shocking than the information contained within Hunter’s laptop was the naked bias that the mainstream media showed by ignoring the story completely, in what can only be understood to be an effort to keep Joe Biden in the race for the White House. In fact, this prejudice has now been proven forthright, as the mainstream media finally admits to all of it being true – making their ignorance inexcusable. Nearly one year after the Hunter Biden laptop story sparked a political firestorm, Politico confirmed some of the material first reported by the New York Post in the final weeks of the presidential election. Politico Playbook published reporting from correspondent Ben Schreckinger’s new book “The Bidens,” which delved into the emails that surfaced in the explosive reporting that was ultimately suppressed by Big Tech. “A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden. The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, ‘10 held by H for the big guy?’” the Playbook wrote. “Emails released by a Swedish government agency also match emails in the leaked cache, and two people who corresponded with Hunter Biden confirmed emails from the cache were genuine.” Politico did given themselves an out, however, by suggesting that they weren’t sure that all of the contents of the laptop were genuine, which is a lot like saying that…

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French Presidents’ Vax Passport Code Leaked, Proving Inanity of System

What’s the point if it’s this easy to cheat?

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In the realm of vaccine mandates, the latest and greatest debate that we’re experiencing comes from France, where vaccine passports have become an increasingly required travel accessory.

There is a general trend in the liberal world at the moment, in which more and more establishments and corporations are requiring prove of vaccination and thusly installing systemic discrimination against the un-inoculated.

In France, however, a recent leak and hack has proven just how ridiculous the entire system is.

The personal vaccine passport QR code of French President Emmanuel Macron has been leaked on social media, raising questions over the system’s ability to protect the health privacy of citizens.

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On Tuesday, the QR code linked to the ‘pass sanitaire’ of Mr Macron was leaked on social media networks, including Snapchat and Twitter.

The government at the Élysée confirmed to BMF TV that the pass, which correctly displayed his name and date of birth, was indeed the personal QR code for the French leader. Prior to it being disabled, the QR code also contained information on when Macron was vaccinated and with which brand of vaccine.

The government tried to play this off, but to no avail.

“This system works, but there has been an ethical flaw on the part of one or more health professionals. Someone made an impression of the QR code and circulated it voluntarily or by negligence,” the government said.

Of course, this is not true.  The system cannot work if there are such simple opportunities for exploitation, and French authorities are mistaken if they believe otherwise.

 

In the realm of vaccine mandates, the latest and greatest debate that we’re experiencing comes from France, where vaccine passports have become an increasingly required travel accessory. There is a general trend in the liberal world at the moment, in which more and more establishments and corporations are requiring prove of vaccination and thusly installing systemic discrimination against the un-inoculated. In France, however, a recent leak and hack has proven just how ridiculous the entire system is. The personal vaccine passport QR code of French President Emmanuel Macron has been leaked on social media, raising questions over the system’s ability to protect the health privacy of citizens. On Tuesday, the QR code linked to the ‘pass sanitaire’ of Mr Macron was leaked on social media networks, including Snapchat and Twitter. The government at the Élysée confirmed to BMF TV that the pass, which correctly displayed his name and date of birth, was indeed the personal QR code for the French leader. Prior to it being disabled, the QR code also contained information on when Macron was vaccinated and with which brand of vaccine. The government tried to play this off, but to no avail. “This system works, but there has been an ethical flaw on the part of one or more health professionals. Someone made an impression of the QR code and circulated it voluntarily or by negligence,” the government said. Of course, this is not true.  The system cannot work if there are such simple opportunities for exploitation, and French authorities are mistaken if they believe otherwise.  

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