Industry Ears

"A New Generation Think Tank Dedicated to Promoting Justice in media"

WHO ARE WE

A consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media.

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A CALL TO CONSCIOUSNESS

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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03 Jul 2011

This pop-porn will ruin a whole generation

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By Mike Stocke The recent final of Britain’s Got Talent was broadcast on a Saturday evening, featured two finalists who were 11 and 12 years old, and was watched by millions of children of about the same age or even younger. Yet the producers still thought it appropriate that the guest-star Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of the ...

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03 Jul 2011

Not about rape, not about Rihanna

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By Lisa Fager Bediako CNN.com (CNN) -- Rihanna's "Man Down" video was the motivation for Industry Ears -- a media watchdog group I co-founded -- to recently join forces with the Parents Television Council to hold media corporations, in this case Black Entertainment Television, accountable. We argued that the graphic violence aired in the video was inappropriate ...

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01 Jun 2011

Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video: Dead Wrong

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Rihanna 'Man Down' Video Draws Fire for Murdering Abuser The Parents Television Council is condemning Rihanna's latest music video, saying it depicts the singer in an "implied rape scene with a man whom she later guns down in an act of premeditated murder." The opening scene of the singer's "Man Down" music video shows her ...

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30 Oct 2009

ET with IE on Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette

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ET's Kevin Frazier sat down with Paul Porter, the co-founder of a think tank dedicated to promoting justice and accountability in the media, to discuss what some are calling controversial song lyrics from Rihanna's upcoming album. Read on for more… "Russian Roulette," the first single off Rihanna's next album Rated R due out on November 23, ...

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21 Oct 2009

Rihanna’s New “Suicide Song”

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Rihanna's "Suicide Song" Is Dead Wrong Although, Rihanna might be to young and naive to fully understand her star power, thousands of adults in broadcasting and media continue to turn away from today's youth dark climate. For over a decade the corporate machine has had our next generation with a bulls eye on its forehead. ...

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