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Pat McMahon

Updated Aug 27, 2013 - 11:33 am

Child abuse

Miley Cyrus is guilty of child abuse.

Her wild-child performance on the MTV awards show Sunday night was a clear case of abusing the sensitivities of a mostly adolescent audience and abusing the concept of artistic restraint.

And this is coming from me, Pat McMahon, a consistent opponent of most forms of censorship.

I don't want citizens committees or church representatives deciding what I choose to watch or listen to. But the key phrase there is "I choose." I'm an adult and capable of making choices, right ones or wrong ones.

If you choose to be nude in your home, I can also make the decision not to visit your house. If you choose to be sexually active with a wildebeest, I only ask that you give the wildebeest the choice not to participate.

But former Disney star, Miley Cyrus, tongue-synched her way through a performance featuring a foam finger that only established that she is not No. 1 at anything!

But Miley Cyrus isn't evil…only pathetic. The real villains are the executive pimps, at MTV, who knowingly turn all those video tricks for their underage customers.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author


He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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