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How does the media as poison theory fit here? The media as poison theory are researchers and assorted activist who assert the media has a poisoning effect. Harming all or just about all it comes in contact with.

Examples of this are seen in titles like "Antidotes to Pop Culture Poison" by Kristine Napier that was published in Policy Review, No. 86, 1997. An media account said "Whether exposing children to violent entertainment is a risk to the public is no longer a question. It is--just as surely as tobacco or alcohol. The question is, what are we going to do about it? What will it take for the entertainment industry (and its licensees and retailers) to stop exposing children to poison? What can be done to encourage them to clean up their act--without resorting to measures that restrict free expression? " (1 ).

Was calling porn poison showing the objectivity that is required of researchers? For it to be poison must have uniform negative effects on everyone it comes in contact with. They cite alcohol and tobacco, both of these have a negative effect these can be from barely measurable to lethal depending on the dosage, does porn?

Media and "smut"

For the years between 1980 and 1985 the depictions of sexual activity increased 103 percent (2 ).

Between the years 1989 and 1999 the overall sexual content more than tripled(3 ).

Sexual content on TV rose sharply from 1997 to 2000. In 1997 Sexual content was at 56 percent, in 1999-2000 shows had sixty eight percent sexual content (4 ).

In 1996 seventy five percent of TV shows had some sexual content. The same time slot in 1986 had sixty five, and forty three percent in 1976. sex talk and sex behavior was 61 percent in 1996 forty eight percent in 1986 and twenty six percent in 1976(5 ).

Research proclaimed a "link" to teen pregnancy and Sexy TV shows Anita Chandra, a behavioral scientist "We're not saying we're establishing causation, but we are saying this is one factor that we were able to prospectively link to the teen pregnancy outcome,". A parent should monitor their child's media consumption. So they can be aware of what their child is interests are. If they seem abnormally interested in one thing, then its time for the parent to take action (6 ).

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