PTC hopes to increase Gossip Girl ratings by promoting "threesome" episode

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November 3rd, 2009

GOSSIP GIRL

Will the Parents Television Council do anything it possibly can to promote ITSELF, even if that is cross-purpose from its stated agenda?

The answer appears to be yes.

I mean c'mon. Hardly anyone was watching Gossip Girl anyway, if your goal is to keep people from watching it, why do anything that draws more  attention to it?

From The Wrap:

The Parents Television Council is threatening to declare war on CW affiliates who broadcast next week's Very Special Threesome episode of "Gossip Girl."

In a letter to affiliates obtained by TheWrap, PTC chief Tim Winter blasts the scheduled storyline as "reckless and irresponsible" and claims the show is "expressly targeted to impressionable teenagers." The head of the right-wing political action group says CW affiliates which air the episode will be "complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers should engage in behaviors heretofore associated primarily with adult films."

 
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