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#61 odonII

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Posted December 04 2013 - 09:12 AM

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'Newer tv's gives you the option to only watch what you want at whatever time.'

Not TV's. Cable packages - with there shiny boxes.
And you can't get the complete lineup of the BBC's output on [American] cable (last time I checked).
It's also expensive to have an ongoing cable package.
So, downloading selected content from around the world (in this case the UK) is a good idea.
She still, effectively, is still watching TV if you want to shout 'hypocrisy'.

I've never thought about TV scheduling being the work of 'Big Brother'.

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Posted December 14 2013 - 11:31 PM

I don't believe the media. 40 years ago the news was honest information meant to inform you. TV stations did not sell ad time during the news and were mostly locally owned and had a stake in the local community that they served.
Times are different now. The same companies that advertise during the news many times own that station. TV stations all across America are owned by a few large companies now.
And everything is about money and trying to control the general public.
The news tells people what issues they should care about and slant many stories to change the way you might think about an issue. It's really brainwash tactics .
We are given 2 choices for president and both almost always suck and although the news consistently tries to show differences between the two main parties ,they are more the same than different and it's basically who can raise the most money wins.
We are not a free democratic society because of the money that's allowed in government and the control the media has over so many Americans.
All people have to do is stop watching and start thinking . Just because the news guy is in your living room every night in a suit and tie does not mean everything he says is fact.
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Posted December 14 2013 - 11:32 PM

No.

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Posted December 15 2013 - 07:13 AM

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'Newer tv's gives you the option to only watch what you want at whatever time.'

Not TV's. Cable packages - with there shiny boxes.
And you can't get the complete lineup of the BBC's output on [American] cable (last time I checked).
It's also expensive to have an ongoing cable package.
So, downloading selected content from around the world (in this case the UK) is a good idea.
She still, effectively, is still watching TV if you want to shout 'hypocrisy'.

I've never thought about TV scheduling being the work of 'Big Brother'.


Well hey, I thought about it... but the conclusion is negative. Unless you insist on viewing everything as something uniform as 'the man' or something. Just like I'm saying: if a person has some discipline and some criticial thinking skills they don't have to be scared of being brainwashed at all. Perhaps the fact that some are avoiding watching tv because of that fear means they know themselves quite well? :P

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Posted December 15 2013 - 03:58 PM

Well hey, I thought about it... but the conclusion is negative. Unless you insist on viewing everything as something uniform as 'the man' or something. Just like I'm saying: if a person has some discipline and some criticial thinking skills they don't have to be scared of being brainwashed at all. Perhaps the fact that some are avoiding watching tv because of that fear means they know themselves quite well? :P


For me it's not a fear thing whatsoever. I don't watch Barney or soap operas either because its all crappy fiction just like much of the news.

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Posted December 15 2013 - 05:06 PM

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I have no idea why brainwashing would be an issue.

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Posted December 15 2013 - 05:07 PM

For me it's not a fear thing whatsoever. I don't watch Barney or soap operas either because its all crappy fiction just like much of the news.


I like the soaps. I think ours are better than yours. Not that hard, I guess.

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Posted December 16 2013 - 04:35 AM

Generally speaking, Hell no! Especially when it comes to politics, the economy, etc.

The exceptions would be stories that can be verified by multiple reputable sources, or that are meant to be a feel good story such as: good deeds people do for one another like the motorist who stopped on a busy road in Russia to help an elderly lady cross safely, a child raising money for a worthy cause like the girl who recently gave up her birthday money for a bullet proof vest for a police K-9 in Holyoke, Mass., or similar stories. It is nice to see that people can still do good things, just for the sake of doing them. It makes the world less depressing, even if only briefly, at least in my opinion.
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Posted December 16 2013 - 05:15 AM

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I have no idea why brainwashing would be an issue.


Well, I think people who do speak of brainwashing in regards to tv do also just mean 'being influenced by', they seem to exaggerate that and call it brainwashing. But generally it seems they focus the talk about the risk of getting brainwashed by tv more on their fellow humans, not themselves of course. Why they throw their tv out of the window then, I'm not sure... precautions? :p

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Posted December 17 2013 - 01:50 PM

Well, I think people who do speak of brainwashing in regards to tv do also just mean 'being influenced by', they seem to exaggerate that and call it brainwashing. But generally it seems they focus the talk about the risk of getting brainwashed by tv more on their fellow humans, not themselves of course. Why they throw their tv out of the window then, I'm not sure... precautions? :p


my mom was a total tv zombie and used tv as sole babysitter for my first 16 years... i see what it does to people, it numbs them slows them makes them dumb and distracts from life.

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Posted December 18 2013 - 05:37 AM

When you're a tv zombie without discipline perhaps. Like I said, people aren't supposed to watch tv all day so when they decide to live their life in front of the tv who's to blame for that?

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Posted December 18 2013 - 12:41 PM

When you're a tv zombie without discipline perhaps. Like I said, people aren't supposed to watch tv all day so when they decide to live their life in front of the tv who's to blame for that?


tv panics me nowadays. it scary how distracting it is.

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Posted December 18 2013 - 12:50 PM

I watch the thing I want and then I turn it off. Then it's not that distractive anymore.

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Posted December 23 2013 - 06:49 PM

Here's a wake up call for everyone who watches TV, but doesn't see on TV or hear about on the radio. Everyone should be spreading this information around.

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Posted December 23 2013 - 06:55 PM

No. I don't trust the media and I don't generally watch tv very often.

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Posted January 21 2014 - 11:56 AM

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Posted January 22 2014 - 10:21 AM

Probably more than your average hipster but not completely for sure

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Posted January 22 2014 - 12:59 PM

New Jersey has been a Blue state for so long, but now we have Gouvenor Chris Christie and Bridgegate. The local media finally get to put away the Pom-poms and do some real journalism.

Is my faith in media restored?

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Posted January 23 2014 - 03:39 PM

Do I trust the media??

Of COURSE I do ..... not

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Posted March 07 2014 - 08:41 AM

Probably more than your average hipster but not completely for sure

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Posted March 07 2014 - 07:55 PM

I voted HELL NO!!

I was on the news once and a reporter from a newspaper contacted me for an interview about the same story.

The television news did an okay job but the newspaper reporter set me on fire. She twisted everything I said and falsely reported the story. What I learned from that is how she essentially treated a news story as her own special work of art. News isn't art, it's news. I blasted her with an email and spelled it all out for her but there was no correction printed in follow-up, as there should have been. I don't think it's excusable and I think people are in the wrong to accept the unacceptable.

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Posted March 08 2014 - 01:15 AM

treated a news story as her own special work of art. News isn't art, it's news.

I think that about sums it up for me.

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Posted March 08 2014 - 03:27 AM

HELL NO Governments own the media networks/newspapers so.... that tells you a lot ,unless you trust your government.

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Posted April 04 2014 - 09:30 AM

Some sources. Keeping in mind that America's news is meant to distract and entertain rather than inform.

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Posted April 06 2014 - 02:16 PM

Keeping in mind that America's news is meant to distract and entertain rather than inform.

*snooze*

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Posted April 06 2014 - 03:27 PM

I think there is sometimes a genuine aspect in the media. But they are there to sell. To find relation in the audience and go from there. I usually don't pay much attention it all.
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Posted April 11 2014 - 05:56 PM

No.

Question everything.


This. I never trust anything they say at face value.

It's just pointless fear mongering, the H1N1 "scare" is an example of this.

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Posted April 11 2014 - 07:30 PM

Do you trust the media?

Translation: do you trust peoples edited display of themselves when it makes them money?

Hello. No.


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Posted April 11 2014 - 08:26 PM

I'm pretty much having a media blackout.So many opinions,so many issues.News as "Entertainment"? Not for me.I find it all to be hyper-inflated,self-perpetuating hysteria.It's not my world,I'm just a stranger here,surplus to requirements.With global media now we have instant intelligence from all over the planet,all the disasters,bad shit happening.A hundred and fifty years ago maybe life was much more localised and you didn't have to worry about what was happening over the other side of the world,you could just get on with your little life.That's what I want to do.Is that selfish?.I don't know.I'm sorry but this big world problem doesn't fit inside my head.In this,and a few other ways,I am removing the head-clamp.To be free to be me.