Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

My Cable "News" Addiction Has Been Cured

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:48 PM
Original message
My Cable "News" Addiction Has Been Cured
Ever since Black Tuesday, I've had no desire to watch Chris Matthews wrap his lips around the base of Bush's cock.

Go figure.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:50 PM
Response to Original message
1. mine too, but mine was right before the debates started n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:51 PM
Response to Original message
2. Bravo!
The more their ratings fall, the better.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
annerevere Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:52 PM
Response to Original message
3. I've stopped watching too
I was too disturbed by the cable news coverage of both campaigns. Everything has been dumbed down too much. If you read the news on the web (NYT, WP, LAT etc.), you learn nothing from cable news other than immediate onsite coverage of breaking news. The pundits don't know anything more than what you have already read.

In essence, I got no more insights or analysis and alot of biased hack jobs from both sides. Too disappointing and way too tiring.

So my family turned it off, and things have been much more relaxing since. I don't see us going back.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:53 PM
Response to Original message
4. Me too!!! After all, they are so predictable, what are we really missing?
Given any topic, they are sure to shill for *. I really don't need to see that anymore.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
katmondoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #4
15. We are not missing anything
I find myself not getting as upset as when I did watch the cable news. I have deleted them all and the Christian channels too. I can't stand to look at Robinson or Fawell(spelling).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:54 PM
Response to Original message
5. Isn't it GREAT! It's like quitting smoking.
Even your food tastes better.

What a farce it all is.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:55 PM
Response to Original message
6. I stopped a long time ago
because I long ago decided that they are completely worthless. The only time I watch is when I know there's going to be a guest that I particularly want to see.

Oh Comcast, Comcast, when are you going to get it through your heads that I've stopped paying my cable bill? When are you going to finally shut my cable off?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RyomaSakamoto Donating Member (393 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:57 PM
Response to Original message
7. CANCEL CABLE
they'll get the MSG - $$$ - pdq
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
delete_bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:59 PM
Response to Original message
8. I'm turning in my cable box
tomorrow. Will miss Keith and Jon but that's about it. If I need to watch a movie I'll rent one.

(unless I chicken out and do the 'just one more pack and then I'll quit' routine).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:02 PM
Response to Original message
9. Mine too.
I turned off MSNBC when they called OH for **. I haven't watched CNN in awhile , and I've never watched Faux. I even stopped watching Olbermann, but tuned back in when I heard he'd be covering electile dysfunctions. I never stopped watching the Daily Show. I don't miss it at all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Is It Fascism Yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:04 PM
Response to Original message
10. CSpan is a better bet, I am boycotting Faux, CNN, MSNBC, etc
you know, they know when we are watching. now that so many of us have TIVO, John Asscraft knows our television watching habits just as well as our library habits. I have turned them off, paid my TIVO bill, and rejoice that they know I am not watching.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:06 PM
Response to Original message
11. Please boycott everything RW. Don't feed the fascists.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Isere Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:07 PM
Response to Original message
12. Same here!
And I feel much better for it!

I have barely turned the TV on since Nov 3. No Tweezer, no MSNBC, no CNN, no Russert, Stephanopoulos, no nuttin'!!! It's great, believe me. My house is quiet and serene.

This is a huge change for me because I was really, really hooked.

I may sometime allow myself to watch Olberman, but I'm not really in the mood for television right now.






Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PollyH Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:08 PM
Response to Original message
13. Me, too.
Ever since Nov 2, I have not watched any news on cable or the networks. I don't miss it at all. In fact, the house is now calm and quiet. I am beginning to feel cleansed. It is like being rid of an addiction.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Protagoras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:09 PM
Response to Original message
14. until we reclaim the airwaves for some semblance of truth
and objectivity, watching them, buying from their advertizers, etc...is just perpetuating a system that's running at top speed away from fairness, and toward complete and total corporate whoredom.

The fight for this country needs to be as much or more about winning the fight for PUBLIC airwaves as it is about who sits in the WH. If we can't take back the media we'll never have a hope of reclaiming political sanity in the country.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:21 PM
Response to Original message
16. I haven't given Tweety or the other mediawhores one second of....
my time since!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
I_like_chicken Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:22 PM
Response to Original message
17. I used to watch those channels for "research" purposes
to see what the rest of America was seeing. After black Tuesday though, I believe my research is completely. These channels must be elimnated at all costs. Its pure propoganda.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:27 PM
Response to Original message
18. I still watch Keith and The Daily Show but that is all.
I don't even flip through the channels anymore afraid I will hear somthing that sets me off.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:35 PM
Response to Original message
19. I am cancelling cable tomorrow morning!
AND quitting smoking again! (I started up on election eve after having quit for ages)

The only problem with cancelling cable is I will never be able to turn on the TV at all, since I'd be stuck with network news, which is just as bad. I hate them all.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
doubleplusgood Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:38 PM
Response to Original message
20. stopped watching after Nov. 2
I have always been a news "junky", for as long as I can remember, but ever since Nov.2, I just can't stand to see the sight of or stories about *. I'm not missing the "screaming heads" shows one iota, either.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:19 PM
Response to Original message
21. Yes, but mine has been replaced by a DU addiction
I do learn more this way, however!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:29 PM
Response to Original message
22. I cancelled my cable service about 5 months ago so that
I wouldn't watch Chris Matthews and his cohorts anymore.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flygal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:34 PM
Response to Original message
23. Oh, mine ended in 2000 - switched to the Daily Show and never looked back
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Aug 21st 2014, 01:51 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC