When did become acceptable to be so crude?

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CrudeCrudehis has been on my mind ever since the brouhaha over David Letterman’s crude joke about Sarah Palin’s daughter.  It was just 50 years ago that you couldn’t show pregnant women on TV, Lucy and Dezi had to sleep in twin beds, and June Cleaver wore pearls while cooking dinner.
Nice women didn’t go into bars without a male escort, and showing too much cleavage was a no-no.  Now we live in a society where crude, and what my Mom would call vulgar behavior, is not only common but considered the norm.
Both men and women dress like slobs, use obscene words in public, often while talking loudly into a cell phone – another form of rudeness, and yell at sales people.  Comedians garner most of their laughs by making fun of people’s physical appearance.  Talk show hosts routinely use bad language and the blogosphere is lit up each day by vulgarity.
Carrie Prejean voices an honest opinion, carefully and with tact, and is publicly called a “dumb bitch” by one of the judges. Sonia Sotomayor is called a fatty and the same David Letterman of the child rape comment, thinks “slutty flight attendant” is a good description of Sarah Palin’s wardrobe. Crude words and behavior betray crude hearts and filthy minds.
And through it all we accept it.  We tune in to their programs, pay to go to their movies, and read their books and magazines. Whether you do or don’t like Sarah Palin is immaterial.  In a decent country, the only person tuning in to watch David Letterman should be his mother.
Listen to what Bruce Walker says in his article at the American Thinker, “The Murder of Civil Life”.
“What has happened to Sarah and Carrie has happened to our whole social fabric.  Decent people relating in normal lives have traditionally been able to share values:  truth, learning, amusement, family, country and faith.    These have been disappearing from our social lives; each strangled and then hauled off for a clandestine burial.”
Jammie Wearing Fools: Damage Control: Letterman Offers Apology to Palin
Gateway Pundit: Letterman Folds…Apologizes For Sick 14 Year-Old Willow Palin Sex Jokes
Newsbusters: Ed Schultz Finds “Hate Mongering” Intolerable – Except His Own

Crude

This has been on my mind ever since the brouhaha over David Letterman’s crude joke about Sarah Palin’s daughter.  It was just 50 years ago that you couldn’t show pregnant women on TV, Lucy and Dezi had to sleep in twin beds, and June Cleaver wore pearls while cooking dinner.

Nice women didn’t go into bars without a male escort, and showing too much cleavage was a no-no.  Now we live in a society where crude, and what my Mom would call vulgar behavior, is not only common but considered the norm.

Both men and women dress like slobs, use obscene words in public, often while talking loudly into a cell phone – another form of rudeness, and yell at sales people. Comedians garner most of their laughs by making fun of people’s physical appearance.  Talk show hosts routinely use bad language and the blogosphere is lit up each day by vulgarity.

Carrie Prejean voices an honest opinion, carefully and with tact, and is publicly called a “dumb bitch” by one of the judges. Sonia Sotomayor is called a fatty and the same David Letterman of the child rape comment thinks “slutty flight attendant” is a good description of Sarah Palin’s wardrobe. Crude words and behavior betray crude hearts and filthy minds.

And through it all we accept it.  We tune in to their programs, pay to go to their movies, and read their books and magazines. Whether you do or don’t like Sarah Palin is immaterial.  In a decent country, the only person tuning in to watch David Letterman should be his mother.

Listen to what Bruce Walker says in his article at the American Thinker, “The Murder of Civil Life”.

“What has happened to Sarah and Carrie has happened to our whole social fabric.  Decent people relating in normal lives have traditionally been able to share values:  truth, learning, amusement, family, country and faith.  These have been disappearing from our social lives; each strangled and then hauled off for a clandestine burial.”

 

Jammie Wearing Fool: Damage Control: Letterman Offers Apology to Palin

Gateway Pundit: Letterman Apologizes For Sick 14 Year-Old Willow Palin Sex Jokes

Newsbusters: Ed Schultz Finds “Hate Mongering” Intolerable – Except His Own

 

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4 Responses

  1. Great post. This is why I rarely watch TV or go to the movies anymore. And even when the crudeness factor is not so bad, they’re generally trying to promote some liberal philosophy that I find repugnant.

  2. Digital switchover put two of TV’s in the trash. To be fair they only received one station toward the end.

    I can’t remember the last time we actually sat and watched TV.

  3. I agree 100% & I’m only 43 years old.

    I swear, I’m VERY open minded, can talk about sex (or making love) as if it’s any other topic which it is, I am very liberal, a word I don’t like to use b/c I’m not your normal average person & neither are my beliefs, & I can’t stand the crudeness.

    I wouldn’t blame this on TV at all. While TV does have a habit of pushing boundaries & setting new precedence, I feel if society wasn’t ready for it & most importantly accepting of it, it wouldn’t be there.

    When dating online (or looking for mates I should say), the men are sooo crude, I almost swore off men for many years b/c it broke my heart.

    Now b/c women feel they have to act like men (a shame), they too have become very crude.

    Thanks for bringing this up.

    Michelle

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