So good, now that we know you know nothing about me:
A.) it's not all moral value, I block all kids channels period because my sons attitude changes drastically when let watch them. Thus, we dont let him watch tv much. FYI, I have all the religion channels blocked too. So go figure that one out.
B.) I brought it up because the person I was responding to said Directv was holding us all hostage. I made a point to say no they weren't holding me anything and why.
C.) I don't care about it being a rough world. I know it is. But that still doesn't give you any right to act like the TV police of my house. It is my job to raise my child as I see fit. Not yours. If I had Fuse or if MTV played videos of current music that he would hear on the radio I wouldn't have them blocked. But I do not want the reality shows on for him to freely flip through channels and watch as he pleases if I or his mom happen to be another room doing something. Like in my case, earning my degree taking a class or working.
D.) Do I think the complaints over that SB Halftime show were over the top? Yes. But did parents and all have a right to voice a complaint it happened without being dismissed as self righteous people sheltering their children from the "real world?" yes, they did. What I to this day don't get about that is why the FCC fined local affiliates for something broadcasted by the networks. What? They shouldn't air the Suoerbowl for fear something could happen? Yeah that'd go over real well.
A) I wonder why you even HAVE DirecTV, then, if you block that many channels. I would simply not watch them. Every time I watch Fox News, I look around for the closest knife (can't handle that many blatant lies reported as "news"), but it's not blocked at all. Maybe you're confusing blocking with not putting them on a favorites list. There are guide options that have it only list your favorite channels in the guide. The others aren't blocked (you can still watch them if you punch in the right channel number), but they just don't appear unless you tell DTV to list them.
And you could've made that point without saying that you blocked them? You could've just said that you didn't watch them. You made that addition there, so you brought the code blocking into this, assuming, like I said above, you're not confusing "blocking" with "not favoriting".
C) I say rough world because look what you have going on right now. Kids being exposed to news about homophobia/sexism/racism of the worst kind, people acting like idiots in town halls to their politicians bitching about things they know nothing about, hospitality being a thing of the complete past, stuff like that. Hell, I've seen parents with kid hand in hand while spewing every single profanity they could dish out. Now, are you going to block news shows? Do you have Fox News and MSNBC blocked? I don't know. As I've said before, that's your right to do that if you want. However, don't think for a second that I, someone who have as much of a right as you do to respond to anything you, I, or anyone else posts on this site, won't respond to if it something is excessive. It doesn't mean I'm trying to parent your kid or anything LIKE that. It's my right to respond to something you post, and if you post something like that, especially if it has something to do with what we're talking about (which it did), then you should expect someone to possibly respond to the stuff you post, pro or con. Again, no reason to get all defensive about this. I'm not doing anything that you shouldn't have expected anyone to do. I just pointed out that your blocking that many things was excessive and you went on a long rant about how I somehow tried to parent your kid.
D) They've had six or so years to get over it already. The PTC STILL cites that incident as their sticking point, and the press STILL cites it as the FCC's reason to be all up in faces. Why is it that after six years, we're STILL not over that?