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censorshipCensorshipThe song Cop Killer is fiction not fact At no point did I go out and sayLets do it I am singing in the first person as a character who is fed up with policebrutality I aint never killed no cop I felt like it a lot of times But I never did-Rapper Ice-T National Review July 20 1992 Statements such as that has started an on going debate about censorship in thetelevision and music industry What exactly is censorship Some feel censorship is aviolation of the first amendment right Others say censorship is a must in the violentabusive world we call society Who has the right to censor Who doesnt What needsto be censored and what doesnt The fact of the matter is that their are the pros andcons in the music and entertainment industry about censorship Since its invention earlier this century television has become the most popularformat for entertainment We can be entertained informed and inspired by programs onTV In fact Americans love TV so much that we probably watch far too much of it TVstations are becoming less restrictive about content in their programs More violenceprofanity and nudity than ever before now graces our TV screens every night Clearlythere are things that children should not be seeing on TV The new V-chip legislationpassed be Congress requires all TV manufactures to install an electronic device that allowsparents to set the tolerance levels for violence profanity and nudity However arechildrens viewing habits the responsibility of the government or the parentsThere are several arguments that can be made on censorship on TV One forexample what the pros for censorship What are the cons The are a lot of good pointsand bad points about censorship on TV A good point that can be made is that there are alot of violence and profanity on the tube This can be clearly stopped by the new V-chiplegislation just passed But would the V-chip automatic censor block out
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