Here’s the article. Go and read and come back for my comments.
What I take from this article is that people had their delicate sensibilities offended, to which I reply, it’s too fucking bad!
Noonan sees a sort of cultural shift going on. You’re damned right, I’m not going to shut up and be nice to people who would deny me my civil rights. They’re going to get every ounce of venom and derision I can dish out.
And here is something else to chew on. TV viewership is measured at 14.2 Million people but the complaints number 1,500. Doing a little math, (1,500 / 14,200,000 = .000105633 or 1/1000th of a percent of total viewers. )
Noonan and ABC seem to think that those 1,500 complaining viewers should have their arguments weighted so that they can overrule the remaining 14,198,500 viewers who really didn’t take issue at all.
And as to protecting the precious young ones, if parents are really THAT concerned they need to put up proxies that filter not only by site blacklist, but by content. Because your little precious ones know where all the good stuff is on the web. If you visit the link above you’ll understand that even kids at 7 are searching/surfing porn on the web.
Not to mention, the age of 8 is generally accepted as the age of reason. Kids know right from wrong at that age and a display of blatant homosexual activity is by no stretch of the imagination wrong. Morals don’t play here.
Instead we’re seeing a homophobic, anti-gay streak from the likes of Noonan and the WSJ.