A key Democratic senator accused media companies of cowardice on Tuesday, claiming that the TV business puts profits before the health of the nation's children, but he appeared to lack the support needed for any new government curbs on content.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., attacked media companies for their choices and threatened them with legislation during a Commerce Committee hearing delving into the impact violent television content has on children.
"To be blunt, the big media companies have placed a greater emphasis on their corporate short-term profits than on the long-term health and well-being of our children," Rockefeller said.
Rockefeller did not introduce legislation aimed at reigning in content during the hearing, but said he intended to write and drop it into the hopper within the next few weeks.
"I fear that graphic violent programming has become so pervasive and has been shown to be so harmful, we ...Read more