Perhaps if we pushed the entertainment industry out of the country’s mainstream culture and back to Hollywood where it belongs, then we would not have these problems. Publications that want to be taken seriously need to extract these entertainers from their covers and from the lists of ‘most powerful and influential.’
It’s been a year since our family pulled the plug on DirecTV. There are some things I miss, like Food Network, Discovery and HGTV, especially this time of year, but we don’t regret it one bit. We just got broadband the end of October and LOVE downloading “Once upon a Time” and youtube videos like “Simon’s Cat.”
Frankly, paid TV and most OTA scares the crap out of me. Even some of the commercials are just sick or stupid. I didn’t think I’d get more sensitive to all the garbage as I got older.
“I (don’t) want my M...T...V.”
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Responsible parents very carefully monitor what their children watch. Including teenagers. People (including adults!) are affected by what they take in through their senses - that's why advertising works; if it didn't affect people they wouldn't spend gazillions of dollars on it year after year. That's why propaganda works. No one can claim that they are not at all affected by watching or listening to junk, any more than people are immune to eating poisonous mushrooms. And Hollywood is just as disgustingly evil as TV, the whole entertainment business whether TV or Hollywood, is entirely corrupt and loathesome.