December 12, 2007

h/t Heather

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Bill O'Reilly brings in Dennis Miller to talk about the apparently rampant problem of 11-year-old girls taking pictures of themselves in states of undress and sending them to their boyfriends. Funny enough, I could only find one such example of said problem in the news, so I have to wonder what exactly O'Reilly's motivation was in bringing it up. Not to discount this particular case (because, as a mother, I hope I'm raising my children to have more self-respect than to do things like that, especially at such a young age), but it hardly seems like an epidemic for which to condemn modern parenting skills, as Billo tries to do here. Even Dennis Miller can't take it that seriously.

I think the funniest part is when Bill scoffs at the notion of "talking" to your child who is exhibiting inappropriate behaviors and demands that Dennis say how his father would handle it if Dennis had sent out photos of his naked 11 year old self (enough to make you gag, I know) and you can see Dennis physically stop himself from saying "He would have talked to me..." and you can see the mental cogs whirring to come up with an O'Reilly-approved punishment.

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