Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
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28-07-2016, 01:42 AM
Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
I'm bringing this up because show I watch (not naming it because I want this to be a general discussion, and also I'm vaguely ashamed that I watch it) recently had some obvious political satire episodes, and apparently this was news worthy (slow day, I presume), and one of the news articles had a bunch of comments on it. Among the ones trying to refute the satire were ones getting angry at the very fact that this stuff appeared in something kid friendly, claiming it's forcing views on kids ("brainwashing", as some of them put it).

So I thought it might be an interesting thing to discuss. I'm curious if this is a position anyone here would agree with, or if it's generally seen as a conspiracy nut type thing.

And to be clear, when I say "children's media", I'm talking "old enough to generally understand things", not, like, Dora the Explorer target age. Once you get that young I think it becomes more a question of why you're even bothering.

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28-07-2016, 01:51 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
Its not just children's media. You are being taught what to think by the entertainment industry.
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28-07-2016, 01:52 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
Well "The Simpsons" could be called a children's show...............and it's full of satire. Much of it goes over kid's heads but I'm sure a lot of it sticks.

I don't have a problem with it.

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28-07-2016, 01:53 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
(28-07-2016 01:51 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  Its not just children's media. You are being taught what to think by the entertainment industry.

As opposed to being taught what to think by the churches? Drinking Beverage

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28-07-2016, 01:56 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
(28-07-2016 01:52 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Well "The Simpsons" could be called a children's show...............and it's full of satire. Much of it goes over kid's heads but I'm sure a lot of it sticks.

What message is being sent here?




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28-07-2016, 02:04 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
(28-07-2016 01:56 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(28-07-2016 01:52 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Well "The Simpsons" could be called a children's show...............and it's full of satire. Much of it goes over kid's heads but I'm sure a lot of it sticks.

What message is being sent here?





That someone has a sense of humour........

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28-07-2016, 02:05 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
(28-07-2016 01:53 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  
(28-07-2016 01:51 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  Its not just children's media. You are being taught what to think by the entertainment industry.

As opposed to being taught what to think by the churches? Drinking Beverage

Being taught isn't bad. Not knowing you are being taught is.
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28-07-2016, 02:07 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
(28-07-2016 02:05 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(28-07-2016 01:53 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  As opposed to being taught what to think by the churches? Drinking Beverage

Being taught isn't bad. Not knowing you are being taught is.

The church analogy remains relevant then.

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28-07-2016, 04:45 AM
RE: Is it okay to include political satire in children's media?
(28-07-2016 02:05 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(28-07-2016 01:53 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  As opposed to being taught what to think by the churches? Drinking Beverage

Being taught isn't bad. Not knowing you are being taught is.

Which is a common message of the traits associated with political satire.

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28-07-2016, 04:58 AM
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(28-07-2016 04:45 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  
(28-07-2016 02:05 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  Being taught isn't bad. Not knowing you are being taught is.

Which is a common message of the traits associated with political satire.

And you reach this conclusion in what way?

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