SMITTY wrote:Steve - your a piece of work, you know that?
You type Fox News with the smarmy liberal term "Faux" as if all the OTHER stations are any better! IF anything, they're 20x WORSE. They have a DUTY to report the news, yet details on Bengazi, Obama's childhood, democrat tax dodgers, etc etc etc etc ..... all go unreported.
Fox is part of the mainstream media, but you libs need to realize that ALL the mainstream media has an AGENDA that comes FIRST. News comes second today.
jpete wrote:SteveZee wrote:Jeff was on about MSM.
MSM="Main Stream Media"
That includes Fox.
freetown fred wrote:You & me both cap. After awhile ya can get pretty good at sorting out the media nonsense. As far as the shows, I'll claim about 1/2 dozen that I enjoy watching each week.
NoSmoke wrote:Mark me up as another home that does not have TV.
Well we have TV, we just do not have satellite or cable and have no way to get the new digital service for local stations. We do that because we have 3 daughters, ages 5,6 and 8 and we want to limit what they watch. We have DVD's, but Veggie Tales is much better then anything on the evening news.
I realize there is no way to control everything the kids see, but until we got a foster child that had been raped by her father, we did not realize how much rape and sexual activity is broadcast on programs as benign as the evening news.
A few months ago my wife and I bought a DVD that we could watch; a dvd of 20 minute tv shows. There was 12 of them, and it took 3 months to watch all of them! We just do not watch TV. I will admit that I would be the perfect juror. A few years ago they said there was an oil spill in the gulf by BP, but I thought it was something minor. It was 5 weeks before I realized the depth of the spill. Same with this; it was Saturday before I heard about the shooting.
It has been proven that your brain has more activity sleeping then it does watching TV. Me, I relax by just talking about burning coal.
freetown fred wrote:Everyone has a right to choose what they do life style wise. My personal thoughts are & I'll bring up 2 things--no tv & home schooling--I wonder how good it is to insulate our kids from the real world, as screwed up as it can be sometimes. Ex: there are two families on the hill here that home school & I have never seen such ineptness in their kids dealing with the social environment that comes with their participation in outside activities. With the tv, I think that if a parent takes the time to do it with their kids & talk about what they are watching, things seem to be more reality oriented. On the hill here, if an emergency situation arises, we really depend on tv/radio for informing us. Yes, if people let their kids just sit in front of the tube hr after hr with no supervision, I agree, that's a big problem.