Well, to be fair, she's concerned about everything that's steaming up TV's "family viewing" time. She's requested the Broadcasting Standards Authority move the 8.30pm watershed time earlier to 7.30pm (the watershed time being the point after which TV progs have adult content).
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Dalziel: "All of the challenges that parents have today in terms of the values they try to raise their children by, I just wonder if they realise what their children are watching." Hell, if parents don't want their kids to watch Coro, they can simply change the channel!
But locally-produced Shortland Street is far more raunchy than Coro has ever been! Medical misadventure, fraud, hit-men, lesbians, gangs, drugs... Shorty's got it all AND screens even earlier than Coro! And if you think cartoons are a safer option, think again: check out the innuendo and sexual references throughout The Simpsons and Family Guy to name just two...!
No, instead of moving the watershed time earlier to 7.30pm, which would then bring more AO-rated (Adults Only) programmes within reach of children, it would surely make more sense for TV to add more family-oriented programming prior 8.30pm...
But with a general election only seven months away, there're bigger fish for an opposition MP to fry. Perhaps Lianne Dalziel just needs to put down the TV Guide and get a life!