The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

SEX AND VIOLENCE IN THE GNUS: A gnu reader of The Passing Parade wishes to share his concern about the terrible image gnus have on television these days, especially on Animal Planet and other cable outlets. He (I am assuming the gnu is a he; I could be wrong) writes:

“…the relentless pressure for ratings on some of the cable gnus shows has led to a constant bombardment of bad gnus that does not reflect the reality of the gnu community and the constant barrage of gnude gnus during the network sweeps week shows a subtle but unmistakable disrespect for the gnus by the television industry. Nor is the constant parade of sexual gnus on television enough for some gnus haters. The violence that habitually affects the gnu community in its annual pilgrimage is also routinely put on the air as though images of gnus being torn apart by lions, jackals, and shriners was a form of entertainment. Is this the level we have sunk to?”

That is a fair question, I think. The answer is yes.


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