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General Election

Relax—I’m not about to embark on a polemic detailing which is the only candidate you should consider voting for. No I gave up telling people how to vote after 1997, you see you can divide the world into two kinds of people, those who voted for Tony Blair in 1997 and those who didn’t. 173 more words

Blog

Nightmare

Television journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy, has a habit of pressing celebrities for answers to questions outside the appropriate context. A notable instance occurred at a press junket for Avengers Age of Ultron. 2,282 more words

Blog

Skenazy: Moral Panic on a Plane

A dad returning from Mexico and his 3-year-old daughter were hauled off of a flight for suspicion of him trafficking her. The man had all proper documentation, but the authorities still acted on a tip from a passenger clearly fueled by paranoia and moral panic. 13 more words

Sex Offender Registry

Star Trek: Voyager - Retrospect (Review)

Star Trek: Voyager is a very nineties show. Sometimes that is endearing. Sometimes it is not.

Retrospect is an episode that made a great deal more sense in the context of the nineties. 4,802 more words

Movies

#BCM110: Moral Panics and Group Presentations

Moral Panics – often related to the role of/concern about young people

Concerns about children and the media often linked to Stanley Cohen’s concept of ‘moral panic’. 256 more words

Teaching

Moral Panic: An Example

Craig Darwell’s wife died of leukemia. At the time, his daughter was four-years-old–she is now 13. As a single father, when we travels he travels with his daughter. 34 more words

Sex Offender Registry

Moral Combat (Patrick M. Markey & Christopher J. Ferguson)

I don’t care whether you like video games or not.  Honestly, I don’t.  Just because they’ve been a major source of happiness in my life, for most of my life, doesn’t mean that they play the same role for you.  1,983 more words

Nonfiction