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PTC targets 'America's Got Talent' advertisers over Howard Stern

PTC’s new target: Howard Stern on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

The Parents Television Council is making good on its threat to go after the show, sending a warning letter to 91 of the Got Talent‘s former advertisers (on the assumption that these companies likely represent many of the advertisers on board for the upcoming season).

“Stern’s reputation for sleaze and misogyny is well known; and to our knowledge his only previous judging experience consisted of looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for Playboy,” the PTC wrote in its letter. “He once told a female guest, ‘I would like to kiss you and chop off your feet…I wanna bite off your fingers…I wanna have sex with you and throw you in a ditch…[and] chop your head off.’ Does such commentary accurately reflect your corporate values?” READ FULL STORY

PTC targets MTV's 'Pants Back,' makes unique threat

Parents Television Council have built up a fresh froth of outrage, this time over MTV’s scripted series I Just Want My Pants Back.

Pants Back is a relationship comedy with a cast in their 20s. PTC says its going after the show’s sponsors because MTV is targeting 12-year-old children with the show’s risque content.

“Once again MTV is taking HBO-style content and marketing it to a Nickelodeon-age audience,” says PTC president Tim Winter. “The network programming executive is on the record saying 12-year-olds are in his crosshairs. And the TV-14 content rating is intentionally misleading for parents and for advertisers. The Parents Television Council will not sit silently and allow this affront to go unchallenged.”

PTC sit silently? Perish the thought! But this is my favorite quote: READ FULL STORY


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