I want to second Abu Muqawama’s Kill_Your_TV post. American tv coverage of the events in Gaza is beyond bad – its horrible. CNN. NBC. All of them are garbage. Who gives a crap about Rod Bagloyavic? Who cares whether Sarah Palin is now a grandmother. Maybe that’s news if there was nothing whatsoever going on. But how about this little crisis called Gaza? Isn’t it a national security issue when the American people are getting such poor quality information about events that are critical to US security in the Middle East. Don’t they have a need to know about them?
If I was US National Security Adviser or Secretary of State, here’s what I would do to critically improve US National Security: The first thing I would do is have the US government fully subsidize a new network station, next to CBS, NBC and ABC, that broadcasts only quality news and documentaries on world affairs and current events. Nothing but serious programs on all of the important issues that people need to know about. American Idol, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton would never, ever get a mention on this new TV station. Anyone who uttered their names would immediately be fired.
People need to know what’s going on. Dumb voters elect dumb politicians. And dumb politicians make dumb policies. So what’s $50-100 million to run a 4th network featuring only serious world news?
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