Episode 704: The Ethics of Recommending Movies Today

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  1. Sean says:

    Great episode guys, I was expecting to struggle through this one when I saw the title. I should have had more faith in you guys by now to handle the subject with wisdom and thoughtfulness.

    It has come up a couple of times now so I just wanted to ask David how donating to a good cause negates putting money in the pocket of of someone who has acted in a reprehensible way?

    No judgment. I, probably too easily, have no problem, separating art from artist. I think my approach to it has been very similar to Tyler’s. I just don’t see how you can offset a wrong with a right. Feels like the exact opposite way we try to teach children to react to wrongs.

    Anyway, hope you respond, but if not I understand. Thanks for the hours of entertainment. You guys are the best.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      It doesn’t negate it, it’s more of a karmic balance.

      What do you mean about how we teach children to react to wrongs?

      – David

  2. Sean says:

    Sorry David. I made a quick post after listening and forget there is no discourse when listening to a cast. When you bring this up I always think of how we people handle th

  3. Sean says:

    I don’t know what happened there.

    I think of how we handle our children hanging with the wrong crowd. We would never suggest spending some time with the good kids to remedy it.

  4. Sean says:

    I think a better comparison is carbon offsets, which drive me insane. To me it’s the equivalent of me thinking my tithes save my soul.

    Again, no judgment. We all make decisions about what we watch, and at the end of the day watching a movie is a benign activity. I just bristle a bit at throwing money at things because we feel guilt.

    Anyhow, thanks for responding.

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