I am not sure why Jesse finds this idea so bad:
Wal*Mart is getting ready to sell a DVD player that strips out the offensive content of movies for you.
Clearplay scans movies for dodgy content, and then programs that data into its system.
Subscribers can then watch standard copies of the 500-or-so films on its list, with the assurance that they will automatically skip over mute anything that children or the squeamish may not like.
Now, if you want to take precautions on live television, fine. But nobody forces you to put anything into your DVD player. If you want to watch a movie, but without the sex, swearing or violence, here’s a novel idea: there are thousands upon thousands of movies on VHS and DVD. Watch something else.
I can’t decide if this is just lazy or stupid, but part of me really wants to see the Clearplay version of Wild Things. I’ve heard it’s thirty minutes of the finest Matt Dillon standing, sitting, walking, and blurting out sentence fragments that Hollywood has to offer.
This is what is known as a market solution, and I am all in favor of it. This is personal responsibility- they are buying a product which allows them to view what they want, without material they find offensive, and guess what- it does not impede or infringe on the rights of anyonke.
Jesse has it ass-backwards. He should be encouraging this sort of idea.