Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mystification

I am trying to decide if I just want to remove my television from my home.  With the recent tragic events being reported on by the Media King, I am just not sure I can subject myself with the daily events, especially the way it is reported.  I watched who I though was an objective national news correspondent last evening turn a phrase into fearful conjecture.  Fear is the hammer that they use to keep us in place.
I do not watch horror movies and films of violence because I don't need to punish myself with that crap. I have been limiting my viewing time because quite frankly most of it was not worth watching.  Social media is rampant with fear, anger, and hate when these things happen.  How can one really unplug?  I really enjoy a lot of shows on PBS so for the time being I will keep my television and closely monitor my viewing choices.  As for local and national news I will not let that fear monger medium into my home.

The LINESTRIDER'S Journey cards - Siolo Thompson

6 comments:

  1. I can relate to this. I don't read newspapers or watch the news anymore for the same reason. When something important happens I read about it online. M and I like to watch series and movies so that's what we use our tv for. :)

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    1. That is it for me. I wasn't watching all that much with all the presidential politics. Now, maybe a movie or a PBS special.

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  2. That lion looks like he's thinking (about the 5 of Wands), "This is not getting us where we need to go." Sounds like your assessment of the news. News today seems to be more about presenting opinions rather than just reporting what is happening.

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    1. Really who needs to listen to all that stuff. I have enough chatter in my head, don't need to add to it

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  3. You don't need the expense of cable period. There are antennas now that cost about 50 bucks, look like a photo frame and just sit on the window sill. And mandates have been passed that there is some variety for free. Which includes PBS. We got one 3 or 4 months ago. We've only turned it on to see that it works though :) We gave up TV a long time ago, but got the antenna so if there were world events we wanted to know about, it is there.
    My calculations say TV news changed during the OJ Simpson trial. Broadcasters realized people Would watch blood and yellow journalism 24/7 and gave it to them. And have never stopped.
    We have a good library of tv series on DVD and enjoy our watching without any of the tag along carpola.

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  4. You are right, around the OJ Simpson trial is when it really amped up. I did recently cut my cable to the bar minimum because all of the crapola, but still have to have my internet and they gave me some channels to just look good for the next merger they are negotiating. Now it is just PBS and like you say a view good viewing programs. But I am down with even the local news coverage.

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