Movies Have Ratings. Should Books? – In The News – 11/05/2022

Movies Have Ratings. Should Books? – In The News – 11/05/2022

Is there no original material left?
James Corden accused of stealing Noel Fielding joke in resurfaced tweet after telling Ricky Gervais bit
“I inadvertently told a brilliant Ricky Gervais joke on the show last night, obviously not knowing it came from him.”

Potential Libel Case
Pro-life woman ‘outraged’ her face used to promote ‘demonic activity’ in pro-choice ad touted by Clinton
“I will not stand by as you use my face, my tears, and my passion in a way that promotes demonic activity,” Petty added in part. She also demanded an apology.

Children can’t attend Rated R movies. Should books have ratings as well?
HASD teacher accused of bringing ‘controversial’ book to class; superintendent responds
“The book, which is described as a graphic memoir about sexuality and coming out, has been the center of controversy for the past few years as schools around the country have worked to ban the text from curriculums and libraries.”

Pondering the Effects of a Frightening Book
The Cloud: The dystopian book that changed Germany
“The Cloud was incredibly timely, because it was written right after Chernobyl. And it coincided with that entire discussion around the risks and danger of nuclear power, but also, in the late 80s, the end of the Cold War, disarmament, and reconciliation.”

They are actually SAYING that we don’t have a right to free speech.
Dick Durbin dragged for claiming free speech ‘does not include spreading misinformation’: ‘It literally does’
“We simply must start electing people with at least a minimal level of [civic] literacy. This is not that. Embarrassingly not that.”

 

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3 Responses to "Movies Have Ratings. Should Books? – In The News – 11/05/2022"

  1. William Collins  November 6, 2022 at 11:48 am

    On rating books – mine would all be rated Super G. Not a cuss word or obscenity in sight. Maybe a mild innuendo now and then, but generally okay for family fireside chats or children’s bedtime stories.

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  2. James Archibald  November 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Rating is what come just before banning and banning books is NEVER a good idea!
    Trying to stifel ideas usually backfire and lies will always blow up in your face.
    When government lied about what pot does it led to widespread drug use because kids figured that if they were lying about pot they were probably lying about all t6he other drugs as well.

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    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  November 7, 2022 at 11:34 am

      Children can’t buy tickets to X-rated movies. Children under 17 still can’t see rated R movies without an adult being with them. There are even ratings and age limits on violent video games. Why should books that contain pornography and violence not intended for children’s eyes be any different? Children can’t buy a Penthouse magazine but they can buy a book that has graphic sexual pictures in it. That doesn’t make any sense to me.

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