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Monday, July 18, 2005

Who's got family values now, eh?

Buried at the end of today's Times piece (in Business, not Arts, of course) on Hollywood's genuflecting before the religious right is this revealing data:

The researchers found that "when it comes to popular movies and popular shows, tastes don't differ at all" between religious and nonreligious, said Joseph Helfgot, president of MarketCast. "What you find is that people with conservative religious doctrine are the most likely to see movies rated R for violence. If you compared it to liberals, it's a third more."

It's funny when the Family Research Council and the like with a straight face accuse liberals for fueling the market for violence and sleaze in our entertainment, which we supposedly enjoy in between sips of our white wine.

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