Brent Bozell isn’t happy with Family Guy:
This is a cartoon watched by millions of children on broadcast television at 9 pm. Many parents have seen the kind of spoiled child who finds a line he’s not supposed to cross and then crosses it with bravado, daring anyone to discipline him. Not many have seen this bratty behavior from a grown man at the age of 36. Fox Entertainment reportedly pays this man $100 million to poison the culture.
Where is the FCC chairman in “protecting consumers” and “saving” television on this matter? Where do people go to complain that conglomerates like Fox Entertainment are not acting in the public interest?
MacFarlane keeps placing prank calls. Back in January, an episode of MacFarlane’s “American Dad” cartoon demonstrated its creator’s ongoing fascination with horse sperm. (Previously and infamously on “Family Guy,” baby Stewie ate horse sperm for breakfast, with full knowledge of what it was.) Stan Smith, the doltish CIA agent and title character of “American Dad,” was tricked into masturbating a race horse to improve its performance. Viewers next saw Stan being showered with liquid, which turned out to be water from a garden hose as he washed himself off in disgust after he’d performed this supposedly hilarious deed.
We can have overtly sexual activities, with animals, no less, and the FCC can’t be bothered.
Should MacFarlane be ignored? Someone who churns out this kind of “comedy” surely craves attention. He now has three half-hour shows on Fox every Sunday night, all vigorously lunging to offend. If MacFarlane plays with baby feces in the woods, does anyone see it? Sadly, yes: this sorry hour-long episode of “Family Guy” was watched by 7.3 million people, tying ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” for first place.
Here’s an idea, Brent. If you don’t like Family Guy, don’t watch it. If you don’t want your kids watching it, don’t let them watch it. In the meantime, don’t use the power of the state to censor something just because you don’t like it.
In any case, the Griffin’s have already prepared their response to any FCC complaint: