Channel One Reviews Explicit-Content CDs for Children

December 29, 1997


Ever since we started monitoring Channel One’s web site (November 1996), Channel One has been involved with ranking or
reviewing current music for its audience. Their Playlist tells kids what are the hottest groups in the country. Web visitors would vote for their favorites and Channel One would publish the results. Marilyn Manson, Bone Thugs and Harmony and many other
groups known for their explicit lyrics have made the Channel One list.








In 1997, Channel One started to review CDs. The fact that this is supposed to be a teen and pre-teen site was lost on the people running the web site. They continue to see nothing wrong with reviewing explicit-content groups. For the complete archives
of Channel One’s reviews, check it out for yourself at



“Puff Daddy and the Family” sounds like people you might like to have over for dinner. Wrong.



This profanity-laced CD is typical of the explicit-content CDs Channel One reviews for its audience made up of children.
Notice the praise in the last sentence, which does not square with Channel One’s disclaimer.



What is Channel One doing reviewing anything for children? School boards fell for Channel One’s original claim that it would
give free equipment to the school and teach children current events. They never agreed to advertise, in their classrooms, a web site
that reviews R-rated movies, features “personal ads” for children, has chat rooms, gives personal advice to kids, and reviews explicit-content music for children.

Bone Thugs and Harmony songs are filled with profanity and obscenities. This stuff is filth. Channel One’s reviewer may tell kids that parts of it “border on glorious”, but this is repugnant music. If you think that we are being overly critical, type in “Bone Thugs” on a search engine on the Internet and go to a site that has Bone Thugs lyrics.

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The blacked out areas above are two phone numbers that visitors posted in their comments to this review. Why Channel One leaves phone numbers and email addresses hanging out there is a mystery.