MTV Analysis Nate Farrer, John DeVito, Peter Ouellette, Jon Coon
MTV Is A Bad Influence in America • MTV is a bad influence for America's youth due to the content that is inappropriate for the age group that watches the channel
MTV Statistics • MTV is watched by 73% of boys and 78% of girls ages 12 to 19 • Viewers are watching an average of 9 sexual scenes per hour with approximately 18 sexual depictions and 17 instances of sexual dialogue or innuendo.
Explicit Lyrics • Petey Pablo – “Freak-a-Leak”“How u like it, daddy (the way she do it from the front)?How u like it, daddy (the way she do it from the back)?How u like it, daddy (then bring it down like that)?“And she know why she came hereAnd she know where clothes suppose to be (off and over there)[Bleeped ‘Sniff a lil’ coke, take a lil’ X, smoke a lil’ weed,’] drink a lil’ bitI need a girl I could freak withAnd wanna try [bleeped ‘s--t’] and ain’t scared of a big [bleeped ‘d--k’]And love to get her [bleeped ‘p---y’] licked by another [bleeped ‘b---h’]Cause I ain’t drunk enough to do that [bleeped ‘s--t’]
Recent Study • A recent study performed by the Parents Television Council showed that college students who were assigned to watch MTV developed more liberal attitudes toward premarital . The second found that seventh and ninth graders were more likely to approve of premarital sex after watching MTV for one hour.
Study Findings • The study also found that bleeped language made up 67.3% of the total language category and 18.3 instances per hour. These bleeped utterances were easily decipherable through context and included words like "fuck," "shit," "pussy," "cock," and "dick." • Lastly the study found that the most common form of sexual content was innuendo (814 instances total, 4.8 instances per hour), followed by suggestive dancing (500/2.9), partial nudity (379/ 2.2), and sexual gestures (384/2.2).
Conclusion • MTV is a very bad influence to today’s youth and should be controlled more by the FCC or taken off the air completely.
Bibliography • Williams, Casey. "MTV Smut Peddlers." ParentsTV.org. Parents Television Council. <http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/publications/reports/mtv2005/main.asp>. • Hagelin, Rebecca. "MTV's poisoning our kids." Heritage Foundation. Heritage Foundation. <http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed031805a.cfm>.