Media responsibility

Thank you for the news article "Conservatives and Hollywood Continue `Family Values' Wrangle," Sept. 21. The media issue has troubled me for some time, and this article brought it into focus. The media do not focus on the best qualities expressed by these other lifestyles, but in many cases they focus on the worst - the insincere and the glib. Usually the characters in these situations are not allowed to mature and express genuine, honest ideas and actions. Unfortunately, children accept what they see on

TV as absolutely real, and form many wrong conclusions.

The media need to demonstrate more responsibility and accountability for the influence they wield. They need to stop hiding behind the issue of censorship and accept the wonderful role they can and at times do play in helping our world. Paulette Watkins, Boston

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