How can you expect the profit driven media to refrain from showing the worst of our culture. It pays! There is always a limit to obscenity. The question is who sets the limit? We need an independent body to monitor media content.
The result of the status quo is a distorted picture of America. What I know as normal way of life as nothing to do with what Hollywood pretends America is. Who are those guys in Hollywood to decide what is OK or not OK to show on TV?
I develop web sites. Every day, I must reassure a customer that his data is safe. If one day, the FBI tells me it is not, I have no choice but:
1 - Wake up all my customers.
2 - Show that I am taking the necessary steps to prevent this.
Google realized that no one can stop the Law backed, Government sponsored Red Army to spy on the rest of us.
So they found a way to show their commitment. They are putting my security before their short term profits.