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Name: Hunter
Gender: Male
Current location: California
Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 37,647

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I'm a very dangerous fellow when I don't know what I'm doing.

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Television news is worthless in my opinion. All of it.

The U.S. television news networks, including PBS, were all complicit in getting Trump elected. They're all awash in dirty money; from the pharmaceutical industry, the political action committees, the fossil fuel industries, etc..

Quitting television is one of the better decisions my wife and I have made.

Our television is a movie player, that's all it does. No cable, no satellite, no broadcast television at all. No advertising.

Another reason I don't have cable or satellite is that I don't want ANY part of my subscription going to Fox News and the like.

We have one inexpensive medium speed DSL connection and two inexpensive cell phones with very limited data plans. Our only television subscription is the most basic Netflix, a single video stream of "standard" quality. (That's $8 a month for new subscriptions.) We never run out of entertaining things to watch on Netflix, possibly because we just don't watch that much television. We also buy DVDs in thrift stores or rent them from Redbox.

As my fellow DU cord-cutting extremists have noted, once you've quit television for a few years you never go back. Traditional television becomes intolerable noise. Television wears people down and conditions them to passively accept all manner of bullshit.

If MSNBC and CNN are suffering because of people like me, I don't feel bad about it.

Maybe I can convince the Fox News crowd to quit too for purely budgetary reasons. Cable and satellite television are expensive.
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