You can't teach me a goddamn thing cause
I watch TV and Comcast cable

from Eminem – Criminal Lyrics on Rap Genius


Kids these days have so much access to information via television and the internet that many of them feel like they know it all and can’t be taught anything. By bringing this up, Eminem also suggests that there are other forms of media affecting the kids besides rap music, even though parents are much more accepting of TV.

Eminem also addresses the impact of TV on kids on “The Real Slim Shady”:

Of course they’re gonna know what intercourse is
By the time they hit 4th grade
They’ve got the Discovery Channel, don’t they?"

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