Savage’s Call for the Fairness Doctrine–in Hollywood

I often listen to Michael Savage on my way home from work. Monday, he was rather irate over the fall of the Academy Awards and how it’s become yet another outlet for (these are my words, not his) for spoiled, overpaid, egotistical children to vent their spleens and expose their BDS, while seeing who can outcrass whom and who can be the most egregiously secular and “avante garde” in their boredom with life and hatred of America.

Quite a while ago, I also posted an article regarding “decent” movies here.

Well, Michael Savage has had ENOUGH of the murderer, pimp, whore, drunk, addict, ad nauseum being made to look like the “good guy” while the real good guys–cops, soldiers, presidents, WHITE MEN continue to be made to look like evil incarnate. So he called for the “Fairness Doctrine” to be applied to Hollywood and for every rotten movie in which the good guys/bad guys are reversed, Hollywood be forced to make a good movie with the roles in their proper order.

I love it.

He then went on to read the United States Motion Picture Production Code of 1930–what the guidelines were for making movies in days gone by and what contributed to the “classics” we have today. Not the junk being foisted upon us.

Here then, I provide the United States Motion Picture Production Code of 1930.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For the television broadcasting term, please see production code number.

The Production Code (also known as the Hays Code) was the set of industry censorship guidelines governing the production of American motion pictures. The Motion Pictures Producers and Distributors Association (MPPDA), which later became the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), adopted the code in 1930, began effectively enforcing it in 1934, and abandoned it in 1967 in favor of the subsequent MPAA film rating system. The Production Code spelled out what was morally acceptable and morally unacceptable content for motion pictures produced for a public audience in the U.S.A.

The Production Code enumerated three “General Principles” As Follows:

1. No picture shall be produced that will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience should never be thrown to the side of crime, wrongdoing, evil or sin.

2. Correct standards of life, subject only to the requirements of drama and entertainment, shall be presented.

3. Law, natural or human, shall not be ridiculed, nor shall sympathy be created for its violation.

Specific restrictions were spelled out as “Particular Applications” of these principles:

4. Nudity and suggestive dances were prohibited.

5. The ridicule of religion was forbidden, and ministers of religion were not to be represented as comic characters or villains.

6. The depiction of illegal drug use was forbidden, as well as the use of liquor, “when not required by the plot or for proper characterization.”

7. Methods of crime (e.g. safe-cracking, arson, smuggling) were not to be explicitly presented.

8. References to alleged “sex perversion” (such as homosexuality) and venereal disease were forbidden, as were depictions of childbirth.

9. The language section banned various words and phrases that were considered to be offensive.

10. Murder scenes had to be filmed in a way that would discourage imitations in real life, and brutal killings could not be shown in detail. “Revenge in modern times” was not to be justified.

11. The sanctity of marriage and the home had to be upheld. “Pictures shall not imply that low forms of sex relationship are the accepted or common thing.” Adultery and illicit sex, although recognized as sometimes necessary to the plot, could not be explicit or justified and were not supposed to be presented as an attractive option.

12. Portrayals of miscegenation were forbidden.

13. “Scenes of Passion” were not to be introduced when not essential to the plot. “Excessive and lustful kissing” was to be avoided, along with any other treatment that might “stimulate the lower and baser element.”

14. The flag of the United States was to be treated respectfully, and the people and history of other nations were to be presented “fairly.”

15. The treatment of “Vulgarity,” defined as “low, disgusting, unpleasant, though not necessarily evil, subjects” must be “subject to the dictates of good taste.” Capital punishment, “third-degree methods,” cruelty to children and animals, prostitution and surgical operations were to be handled with similar sensitivity.

So, tell me–which movies today would be allowed to be shown if they were forced to follow the code? These movies coming out today are supposed to be something you’d want to watch with your family? The filth being shoved down our throats as entertainment?

And people wonder why I don’t go to the movie theater any more–why should I give my hard earned money to these empty headed mannequins and support their nonsensical world views? That’s why I just wait for the dvd to come out–what I choose, when I choose and only those I would be comfortable being caught watching if my grandchildren popped in. And it’s not a lot, either.

Hollywood, you’re so great at making a spectacle of yourself with your demands–let’s demand the “Fairness Doctrine” be applied to you for a change.

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