Saturday, January 11, 2014

Television is Dying--and who's gonna miss it?

by Al Benson Jr.

I remember when I spent 33 days in the hospital back in 2007. You can only read just so much and so you turn on the television just to get a little variety. A wasted effort for the most part. If I was fortunate enough to come across a channel that had some old western movies on it I was okay for awhile. If all I could get were the usual weekly shows I'd shut it off after about ten minutes. The tv dialogue was absolutely mind-numbing. You know you are in trouble when the commercials are more entertaining than the show you were watching. Decades ago, television was actually entertaining, even though there was a certain amount of propaganda even back then. Comedy still made you laugh. Nowadays it makes you retch. Every joke today has a double meaning and with many of the public television channels the promotion of the sodomite agenda is so transparent even the naive are not fooled anymore.

Just picture in your mind, a tv "news" analyst with a sheaf of papers in his hand stating: "This just in--Americans are not falling for our bovine fertilizer anymore."

There was a very good article on for January 11th  reproducing an editorial by Anthony Wile. Mr. Wile stated: "Variety commented just yesterday on 'CNN Eyes Primetime Shake-Up." Wile continued: "In fact, an end-of-year memo from CNN president Jeff Zucker reemphasized what CNN would become: 'The goal for the next six months, is that we need more shows and less newscasts'."

Seems if I recall correctly, the original purpose of CNN was for it to broadcast news, not entertainment. Seems that CNN's ratings for the end of 2013 took a significant dip. Fox News (not nearly as conservative as it used to be) still chalked up about 1.78 million viewers for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with 477,000 for CNN.

Wile makes an interesting comment about CNN when he says: "Like all the major networks, CNN reports on Western society's prevailing structure and hierarchy without challenging it in any significant way. This lack of significant opposition is no doubt a significant reason for CNN's failure. It is a creature of the power structure it purports to observe, and this is increasingly evident to viewers." In other words, CNN's left-of-center biases are starting to slip and the public is starting to notice. People are beginning to realize they are getting managed news. The time will come when this will begin to show up for other networks also. CNN is only the first.

More people are learning to get their news off the Internet and there are lots of good, conservative, patriotic sites out there once you learn how to look for them. Someone who is willing to "hunt and peck" for the truth on the Internet need never turn on the television and accept the drivel that passes for news there again.

So unplug the television and don't waste anymore money on pricey cable packages. With the coming price of Obamacare you won't be able to afford to watch it anyway. Who needs to sit mesmerized in front of the tube while a political huckster tells you, with a smile on his face, that "if you like your present insurance plan you can keep it." Start hunting for alternative news sources and start getting some truth.

One place I'd suggest checking out is the Charleston Voice blog spot. It carries material on it that the managed "news" media wouldn't pass along to you if your life depended on it. Don't forget the address:



Charleston Voice said...

I go into hospital occasionally for COPD and must say I have the SAME EXPERIENCE! My mother (Wellesley grad) relied on "Books-on-Tape" and her TV stayed in the corner. I'm hoping if my stays get any longer maybe something like Kindle is in order to set us free!!!

Al Benson Jr. said...

The two times I have had to stay in the hospital for any length of time I have had my wife carry a pile of books from home and even our assistant pastor brought several in so I'd have reading material. I'm wondering if someone could take a laptop computer to the hospital.