Peter Jaffe, a London school board trustee and psychologist, was at the head of a coalition of Ontario teachers federation presidents and some parents at a news conference at Queen's Park urging federal and provincial governments to exert political controls over violent content in media. The group demanded provincial age-based ratings and restrictions on sales of music, federal broadcasting laws preventing radio and television from broadcasting violent content or "material intended for adult audiences" before 9 p.m., and, most injudicious and tractable to willful misuse, explicit protection of women and children into federal hate-crime legislation to "curb objectifying programs and websites." Jaffe is also conducting a personal crusade to ban fighting from Ontario Hockey League games, and pushed a motion by the Thames Valley District school board to "warn pupils and parents of potential on-ice violence."
But you know, maybe Jaffe does have a point. Maybe the media is a bit to blame in all this. But only for giving him free press and broadcast coverage everytime he opens his big mouth.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Posted by MapMaster on Sunday, January 21, 2007