Video ratings consider sex, violence and language

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Tyler White, 13 of Clovis plays “Perfect Dark Zero” on Wednesday at Cyber City. The game is rated mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. White says his parents observe him playing video games. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The small screen displays a life-like animation of a senior citizen, […]

Video game industry should be shamed

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist If you don’t have children in the house, you may not know about the latest contribution the video gaming industry has made to our society. My 11-year-old son keeps me apprised. The best-selling video game in the United States last year (5.2 million copies) was a piece of work called […]

Courts should protect papers from prior review

Freedom Newspapers University newspaper staffs are reeling from a recent federal appellate court ruling upholding administrators’ right to review campus papers with the same authority that the U.S. Supreme Court gave high school principals. The ruling could set up a battle over campus press freedom. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last month […]

Fear shouldn’t dictate airing TV commercials

Freedom Newspapers Television’s infancy in the 1950s was a period when advertisers were given veto power over the content of shows their ads were paying for. The Fox television network’s yanking of GoDaddy.com’s commercial from a planned second airing during Sunday’s Super Bowl — after it had already been shown in the first quarter — […]