Study: MTV delivers diet of ‘sleaze’ |

Study: MTV delivers diet of ‘sleaze’

NEW YORK – Approaching the first anniversary of Janet Jackson’s famed wardrobe malfunction, a study released Tuesday criticized MTV for the “incessant sleaze” of steamy programming aimed at young people.During one week last March, the watchdog Parents Television Council (PTC) said it counted 3,056 flashes of nudity or sexual situations and 2,881 verbal references to sex.”MTV has clearly chosen to cater to the lowest common denominator, to offer the cheapest form of programming to entice young boys … dangling forbidden fruit before their eyes,” said Brent Bozell, PTC president and conservative activist.MTV labeled the report unfair and said the group ignores the network’s public service efforts, like its Emmy-winning “Choose or Lose” campaign on the presidential election.

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