Just a thought. I am assuming most of you have cable or satellite television. Let's say you have a typical package and have somewhere around 100 channels to choose from.
What if your cable or satellite company told you that in order to provide you this television programming, 12 of the channels would have to be pornography channels? So you'll have the Playboy Channel, the Penthouse Channel, the Hustler Channel... and NINE MORE sex channels, twelve in all.
No they can't scramble them or filter them out or turn them off for you. That would infringe free speech. No you can't opt for a different channel selection. It's all or nothing. Take it or leave it.
Would you allow this in your home? Are the benefits of cable television really worth that?
Well, you may have figured it out all ready, but this is EXACTLY what internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast are doing to you. Twelve percent of all websites are pornographic in nature. There are approximately 420 million pornographic web pages on the internet. So if you want Gmail and Wikipedia, you've got to have Playboy and Hustler too. Take it or leave it.
Well, but you say that its a matter of choice. One doesn't HAVE to go to those sites. Yes, you are right. But the same would be true of television. Just because it is being piped into one's television doesn't mean one has to turn to those channels.
Give me a break. The point is: I DON'T WANT IT PIPED INTO MY HOME!
Why won't Verizon or Comcast provide filtered service to those of us who want it?? Call them and ask them about it. They won't provide it. They're not even considering providing it. WHY?? Why do they force these porn channels into our homes? Why do they eschew the profits they could make from filtered services that THEY COULD CHARGE MORE FOR?
Call them and ask them. The number is on your bill.