I don’t remember signing up for the Parents Television Council’s mailing list, but I’ve never bothered unsubscribing because I don’t want to be left in the dark on the latest developments in the culture wars. Here’s some shocking statistics from the front lines:
Across all networks, use of the bleeped f-word in the 8 o’clock Family Hour increased from 10 instances in 2005 to 111 instances in 2010 – an increase of over 1,000%. And in the 9 o’clock hour, use of the bleeped f-word increased from 1 instance in 2005 to 156 instances in 2010 – that’s an increase of 15,500%!
How do they know they were f-words? They were bleeped!