Posted on | August 15, 2013 | 35 Comments
Last week, ABC decided to advertise its primetime soap opera Betrayal during its Good Morning America program, and publicist Rebecca Seitz was shocked that her 8-year-old son was exposed to steamy sex scenes at 8 a.m.:
What HELL just ascended into my living room and burned itself into my precious boy’s brain? . . .
Really? This is what we’ve come to? Show titles like, Deception, Scandal, Pretty Little Liars, Betrayal, and Revenge? Simulated sex scenes at 8am?
She followed up to report that she had filed charges with the FCC: “How do we justify seeing evil and walking away?” Her story got picked up by The Blaze, and thanks to Moneyrunner for calling it to my attention, This should be a no-brainer for the networks: Whatever the standards are at 10 p.m. — and, frankly, those standards seem to be very low — you can’t be broadcasting that stuff at 8 a.m.
By all rights, Rebeca Seitz should win this fight. And then maybe she can do something about all those Viagra and Cialis ads, and after that? Joe Theisman’s prostate problems. I really don’t want to hear about anyone’s prostate, or their colon, for that matter.