Thats according to Frederick S. Lane, author of a new book The Decency Wars: The Campaign To Cleanse American Culture (Prometheus Books), which details the various attempts of Americans usually religious fundamentalists to use government to control the countrys standards of decency and morality.
Lane says the rise of the internet has made it so that very little is shocking to most Americans anymore.
In Lanes words: Im the father of two teens and I remember what listening to music was like in my time I think most Americans do, and they dont blame the lyrics, per se.
He adds: Its just that they understand the two go hand in hand.
Lane is quick to point out, however, that: Kids are becoming much more savvy and less naive online, too. So while they may listen to explicit music, its harder to fool them and prey on them online.
And, as Lane puts it: Thats gotta be a good result.
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