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Response to avebury (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 08:57 AM

3. We are almost certainly exact opposites, but I don't watch reality TV either.

I say exact opposites because I refuse to watch any news except the Evening News of the broadcast networks. There is exactly as much actually going on in the world today as in 1980, 1970, 1960 and 1950...there is no need for 24-hour news-cycles or the channels dedicated to it. It's 23ish hours of filler a day and the manufactured stories to fill it that are destroying America. We're not more well-informed of our nation or our world...we're just more crammed full of unimportant news-shit.

If it were up to me we'd ban the cable news channels and kill all the pundits. Shakespeare said something similar about lawyers but I am certain that is because he knew nothing of punditry and the monotonous drone of manufactured news.

My objection to reality TV is largely the same. It's manufactured reality, just like the cable news.

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