tlc http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2604/all en TLC Exploits 6 Year Old ‘Honey Boo Boo Child’ in Wildly Inappropriate New Show http://www.mrc.org/articles/tlc-exploits-6-year-old-honey-boo-boo-child-wildly-inappropriate-new-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Six-year-old Alana refers to vaginas as ‘biscuits,’ show focuses on her redneck family. </div> </div> </div> <p>TLC has a nasty history of exploiting children. One of their tasteless offerings is “<a href="http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/toddlers-tiaras">Toddlers and Tiaras</a>,” a controversial show that <a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-pageants-and-prosti-tots">porned up</a> and exploited toddlers in beauty pageants.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tlc-exploits-6-year-old-honey-boo-boo-child-wildly-inappropriate-new-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Honey Boo Boo Child tlc Toddlers and Tiarras Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:14:20 +0000 matt.philbin 40864 at http://www.mrc.org TLC Exploits ‘Honey Boo-Boo Child’; Gives 6-Year-Old Own Show http://www.mrc.org/articles/tlc-exploits-honey-boo-boo-child-gives-6-year-old-own-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Program follows up on child beauty pageant winner “energy juice” to win contests, etc. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>TLC has already exploited children with its show <a href="http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/toddlers-tiaras">“Toddlers and Tiaras,”</a> showing 6-year olds wearing skimpy clothing and guzzling energy drinks or <a href="http://www.inquisitr.com/191985/go-go-juice-recipe-honey-boo-boo-child-drinks-mountain-dew-and-red-bull-video/">“Go-Go Juice”</a> in order to win beauty pageants.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tlc-exploits-honey-boo-boo-child-gives-6-year-old-own-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Boo Boo Honey Child sex tlc Toddlers & Tiaras Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:17:28 +0000 dan.gainor 40364 at http://www.mrc.org Big Three Nets Play Up Lowe's 'Outrage' of Pulling Ads from Muslim Show http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/big-three-nets-play-lowes-outrage-pulling-ads-muslim-show <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-12-CBS-TES-Brown.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning shows on Monday all used news briefs to highlight how home improvement giant Lowe's is "<strong>facing a backlash</strong>" after it pulled its ads from TLC's <em>All-American Muslim</em> reality TV series. All three noted that the company reacted to a complaint from a "<strong>conservative</strong>" or "<strong>Christian</strong>" group who threatened a boycott.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/big-three-nets-play-lowes-outrage-pulling-ads-muslim-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert boycott cbs christian conservative GoodMorningAmerica Islam JeffGlor JoshElliott liberalmediabias Lowe's NatalieMorales NBC TheEarlyShow tlc Today Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:56:00 +0000 38522 at http://www.mrc.org TLC's 'Virgin Diaries' Ogles Lives of Adult Virgins http://www.mrc.org/articles/tlcs-virgin-diaries-ogles-lives-adult-virgins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/virgin-diaries-virgin-diaries-sneak-peek.html">Cable channel TLC</a> is putting out a new special on Dec. 4 titled ''The Virgin Diaries,'' which <a href="http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/virgin-diaries-virgin-diaries-sneak-peek.html">promises</a> to take its viewers 'inside the lives of adult virgins who reveal the challenges, truths, and anticipations of losing their virginity.'</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tlcs-virgin-diaries-ogles-lives-adult-virgins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family abstinence celebrated channel choice couple Diaries impossible including kiss lifestyle losing mock reasons shows tlc trailer virgin Virginity virgins Thu, 01 Dec 2011 01:40:00 +0000 admin 29176 at http://www.mrc.org CMI COMMENTARY: Pageants and "Prosti-Tots" http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-pageants-and-prosti-tots <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> People who love reality television often have a special attraction to 'train wreck' shows. For two years now, the tasteless titans of the cable channel TLC have been exploiting the spectacle of hyper-ambitious stage mothers parading around 'beauty queens' just barely out of diapers in thousand-dollar gowns. The program is titled 'Toddlers & Tiaras.' But now it's even worse: they're dressing up little girls as what radio hosts are calling 'prosti-tots.'</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/cmi-commentary-pageants-and-prosti-tots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Culture aired awards cable dickey dolly episode facebook getup girl girls hair impact innocent julia license named offensive pageant parton pedophiles people prosti show tiaras tlc tlcs toddlers tots year years Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:26:00 +0000 admin 2101 at http://www.mrc.org Polymorphous Propaganda http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/polymorphous-propaganda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The cable network TLC has gone from The Learning Channel to The Libertine Channel. Its new series &quot;Sister Wives&quot; promotes a polygamous Utah family with four wives - until the naughtiness wears off. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="text-align: left; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; overflow: hidden; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"> <p style="text-align: left; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; overflow: hidden; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">The sexual revolution always seems to have another frontier. Indeed, the very idea of a "revolution" would be negated were there no frontiers to conquer. So deeper, ever deeper, we plumb the depths. Look at television.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/polymorphous-propaganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell JoyBehar Polyamory Polygamy tlc Sat, 25 Sep 2010 14:42:00 +0000 admin 4813 at http://www.mrc.org Love Dies in a TV Bubble http://www.mrc.org/articles/love-dies-tv-bubble <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >LOVE DIES IN A TV BUBBLE</p> <p >By L. Brent Bozell III</p> <br /> <p >On Memorial Day, it would have been nice if the top-rated show was PBS's concert paying patriotic tribute to our brave fighting men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Instead, this Memorial Day had a different, much less laudable spectacle top the ratings. The cable channel TLC beat every broadcast network with a new season debut of “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” a “reality” program chronicling the eventful life of parents of a set of twins and a set of sextuplets.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/love-dies-tv-bubble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family cbs JonandKatePlus8 JonGosselin KateGosselin PeopleMagazine sextuplets tlc twins Fri, 29 May 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28666 at http://www.mrc.org Love Dies In a TV Bubble http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/love-dies-tv-bubble <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Memorial Day, it would have been nice if the top-rated show was PBS&#039;s concert paying patriotic tribute to our brave fighting men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Memorial Day, it would have been nice if the top-rated show was PBS's concert paying patriotic tribute to our brave fighting men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Instead, this Memorial Day had a different, much less laudable spectacle top the ratings. The cable channel TLC beat every broadcast network with a new season debut of "Jon and Kate Plus 8," a "reality" program chronicling the eventful life of parents of a set of twins and a set of sextuplets.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/love-dies-tv-bubble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell Gosselin JonandKatePlus8 MemorialDay tlc Fri, 29 May 2009 02:00:00 +0000 admin 4676 at http://www.mrc.org