The 11 Myths of Media Violence clearly explains why media violence has not only been allowed but encouraged to escalate. Esteemed author W. James Potter challenges many of our assumptions about the relationship between media and violence. He argues that these assumptions are the primary barriers preventing us from confronting the issue of violence in films, TV, and video games. Students and scholars of Mass Media, Communications, Film, and Sociology will find The 11 Myths of Media Violence inspires passionate discussion and innovative research. Consumer activists, teachers, and families will find it an essential resource and invaluable step toward finding solutions to this critical social issue.

Myth 10: The Rating Systems and V-chip Will Help Solve the Problem

Myth 10: The rating systems and V-chip will help solve the problem

Ever since televisions became a staple in American living rooms, the public has been pressuring Congress and the FCC to do something about the violence pouring into their homes every day. Congress has been holding hearings on this complaint for over 50 years but doing very little to effect a remedy—or even a change. There have been a few instances of Congress pressuring the industry to alter some of its practices, but these have been largely unsuccessful. Then in 1996, the V-chip (for “violence chip”) was swept into law on the coattails of the Telecommunications Act. Many hail this as a major ...

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