Issues 2000: Washington To Hollywood: Oh, Behave

Movies, CDs and video games are already playing rough with kids. Should government elbow in?

Eminem, the white rapper who also operates under the name Slim Shady, is this year's chief specimen of music-industry magic. His new album, the one in which he rhapsodizes about raping his mother, stabbing gays and so forth, has been in the Top 10 since May, with sales in the U.S. of more than 5 million and climbing. Sample line: "Slim Shady does not give a f___ what you think. If you don't like it, you can suck his f___ing c___." Got that, folks?

Most adults are embarrassed to admit anymore that they might find a movie or a song too...

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