What counts as â€œviolenceâ€ on television?
Take the following into consideration:
Is driving a sport-utility vehicle through a stream violent? Is shooting a man before he sets off a bomb thatâ€™s about to kill one hundred people violent, or is it a good deed? Is a parent screaming at a child violent? Is it violence if the child screams back? Is an accidental shooting by a police officer violent? Is an image of a gun violent? Is an act of nature violent? Is the context of violence important? Does remorse after a violent act, or â€œrealâ€ consequences to violence in a certain program, mitigate the conception of violence? Is it possible to count acts of violence? Can the context of violent acts on television be objectively understood, or is context more a matter of personal interpretation? If there can be many definitions of violence, what are the implications for TV ratings systems?