Nickelodeon: Where Childhood Goes To Die
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This is three months too late and many of you don’t give a hoot about the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. However, the show that ran this past March was so base, so full of garbage, it is worth pausing to acknowledge the garbage that’s being put in American kids’ heads.

Except for the event’s host, country music star Blake Shelton, the show, whose main demographic are children ages 6 – 14, was filled with sexual jokes and lurid references.  This kind of fodder has apparently been going on since at least 2009 according to a forum discussion on FreeRepublic.com. Not only that, but they have allowed child indoctrination as well with giving people like Leonardo DiCaprio a platform to preach about phony causes like climate change.

Now, before I go on, I have to say how influential Nickelodeon (as well as the then-emerging competitor Disney Channel later on) was on me personally when I was growing up in the late 90’s and early-to-mid 2000’s. Not only were the shows not all that bad (i.e. Rugrats, which ran from 1991 t0 2004 – a total of 13 years) but they also helped me learn about the voting process through things like Kids Pick the President, which – although obviously biased towards Al Gore – eventually (although unintentionally) swayed the 2000 presidential election for George W. Bush. Nickelodeon indeed had a lot of influence when it came to political matters.

Sadly, the Kids’ Choice Awards, as well as the network as a whole, has devolved into in-your-face vulgarity in both their cartoons and their tween-oriented sitcoms. As a part of the millennial generation, I am embarrassed that kids these days have to grow up with sexual lyrics in music and vulgarity in most of the shows geared for them. Nickelodeon has pretty much abandoned being a wholesome place that parents can trust their children to watch. They even skewed their Kids Pick the President campaign far to the left since the emergence of Barack Obama in 2008, not to mention their so-called “news” program (hosted by Linda Ellerbee, an ardent progressive) has fallen in love with Cuban communism. Nickelodeon does not care about American children, they only care about indoctrinating young audiences, both socially and politically.

There used to be a huge distinction between harmless entertainment aimed at kids, tween sitcoms that talk about having sex, and documentaries talking about the ‘wonders’ of communism in Cuba. Nowadays when you watch Nick, you simply cannot tell where kid shows end and adult and communist content begins.

Parents plunking their child in front of the television may want to spend some time watching Nickelodeon. It’s puerile, needlessly adult humor and overt pro-communistic bent may convince you to get the kid into other forms of entertainment.

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