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Old 01-23-2018, 10:55 AM   #1
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TV is BAD

I posted this on another thread and think it will probably be deleted.

I think itís worth a thought.

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Good for you!
W/O TV 45 would not be president and the Republicans would not be far far to the right and the liberals would not need to be called socialists. Americans would almost all be very close to the middle and easily be able to negotiate most anything. In this case I vote to go back in time. But W/O TV there would be no need. And all the right and left stuff would be on the same newscast.
But if everybody didnít watch TV .......... ď
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:11 AM   #2
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BandB posted this;

“129,864,880 books so would hope some good ones. However, the condemnation of all of TV is rather shallow.

Is Food Channel worse than all the recipe books?

National Geographic and the History channel no good?

What about the Hallmark Channel?

I assume you don't approve of movies either so all the movie channels are no good, from TNT to HMO to Cinemax to Showtime to Epic to Starz to The Movie Channel and all the rest? Even though many of the movies from books.

The Travel Channel also no good?

Comedy Channel? Do we dismiss comedy as no good? Personally, I like some mindless drivel even.

All the dozens of stations of music bad too?

I guess Disney and the Family Channel and Nickolodeon hold no value?

27 Religious networks currently, no good?

It's amazing to me that with 400 or so channels today, one can honestly say that none of it is any good.”

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Of course not. I think it will be obvious what TV is bad. But for those leaning on the literal side I meant political TV and all the mindless action vids of things blowing up and people killing others ect. And there actually is good objective political TV. BBC News is usually good. And I’ve seen new TV programs that claim to be nutral ... some actually are (as far as I can tell) nutral. But the rest is a debate hosted by skilled debators w very subjective and even false content. BAD.


It’s been really bad for our country. And if it’s not fixed we will fail as a nation. Most probably. Most think it’s been Russia that has divided us but it’s been our own media.
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Mr. NW. So, TV is good except for the bad bits?

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Any form of communication can and will be misused. Pamphleteers in the late 1700’s/early 1800’s were that era’s key source of virulent disinformation. Scrolls from the Roman era were full of competing religious dogma. (Hell, even early cave artists grossly exaggerated their fertility symbols ). Today, I’m much more concerned about social media, which has allowed public discourse to reach new lows of disinformation and “alternative facts.”

The answer, for me, is media literacy courses in elementary schools. Teach kids how the media (TV, radio, print and social) actually works and how to recognize when they’re being scammed, trolled or fed a line of BS.
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W/O TV 45 would not be president and the Republicans would not be far far to the right and the liberals would not need to be called socialists. Americans would almost all be very close to the middle and easily be able to negotiate most anything. In this case I vote to go back in time. But W/O TV there would be no need. And all the right and left stuff would be on the same newscast.
But if everybody didnít watch TV .......... ď
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I think the internet and social media has FAR more to do with it than TV. Before the internet / forums / Facebook / etc, people wouldn't dare say half the things they say to someone's face.

Additionally, you can literally put ANYTHING on the internet. At least TV is somewhat controlled.
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Just like your anchor and hull shape thread comments where people who feel they are silly and you suggest they should back out and ignore or start another thread...

Well then, I am glad you started a new thread as I can see TV threads are not your bag....
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I didn't choose to be a part of this thread and don't appreciate being cut and pasted into it and then my post used to promote your agenda. Come up with your own content but don't copy my posts and bring them into other threads, especially when using my completely non-political post to then allow you to make a political rant.
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TV isn't bad. Some of the content is.
Guess you will suggest boats are bad next as they brought the white man to North America, and the place went down hill from there.

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I have not watched TV in years, a movie now and then, an occasional MMA fight..but that’s it..If you keep that TV on long enough you will begin to get depressed . Once you wake up to the fact that TV main purpose is to brainwash and manipulate...you will never go back..
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I posted this on another thread and think it will probably be deleted.

I think itís worth a thought.

Quoting myself,
ď Michael,
Good for you!
W/O TV 45 would not be president and the Republicans would not be far far to the right and the liberals would not need to be called socialists. Americans would almost all be very close to the middle and easily be able to negotiate most anything. In this case I vote to go back in time. But W/O TV there would be no need. And all the right and left stuff would be on the same newscast.
But if everybody didnít watch TV .......... ď
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I made another mistake.
I pulled psneeld and BandB off of my ignore list.
The’re going back on now and I’ll not make that mistake again.
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I made another mistake.
I pulled psneeld and BandB off of my ignore list.
Theíre going back on now and Iíll not make that mistake again.
Thank you.
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hard to face the truth/facts.....
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Wifey B: But you're good. Just trying to talk to you about TV being bad is like telling a florist people shouldn't buy flowers. For the record, I even like the commercials.
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Wifey B: But you're good. Just trying to talk to you about TV being bad is like telling a florist people shouldn't buy flowers. For the record, I even like the commercials.
Right? The commercials are the best part!!! LOL!! Iím probably in trouble now.
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Right? The commercials are the best part!!! LOL!! Iím probably in trouble now.
Wifey B: Only because some people haven't seen the right commercials.
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Books and TV are not mutually exclusive. You can enjoy both,maybe not at the same time.
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I'm trying to visualize you inside a TV set.

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