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> Opinion on TV violence
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> >From Jennifer Evans
 
These cartoons that are being viewed
> today by children are much more violent than they were some 15 to 18
> years ago.
 
This is surely a bit of a generalisation.  On the BBC children's
programme yesterday there was a 1947 Tom & Jerry in which T (i) sets a snare
trap, (ii) tries to gas J in an oven is subsequently blown up, (iii) is
decapitated by a falling anvil, (iv) inadvertently shoots himself, and (v) is
last seen sporting wings and a harp astride a nuclear mushroom cloud, which he
had perpetrated (by lighting a fuse, how else?) in yet another bungled attempt
to exterminate J...
 
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Leo Enticknap
Univ. of Exeter, UK
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