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Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:48 PM

Time to avoid all cable "news" channels indefinitely

For me from today.

They just churn out the same rubbish day after day.

A collection of short segments punctuated with long sessions of ads.

So until election night good riddance.





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Reply Time to avoid all cable "news" channels indefinitely (Original post)
BSdetect Oct 2016 OP
kimbutgar Oct 2016 #1
emulatorloo Oct 2016 #2
SharonAnn Oct 2016 #3
recovering_democrat Oct 2016 #4
pinboy3niner Oct 2016 #5
Journeyman Oct 2016 #6
marybourg Oct 2016 #9
Dem2 Oct 2016 #7
Blue Idaho Oct 2016 #8
AgadorSparticus Oct 2016 #10
MyNameIsKhan Oct 2016 #11
duffyduff Oct 2016 #12

Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:51 PM

1. Except for Joy on the weekends

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:54 PM

2. I like Maddow, Hayes, and L O'Donnell too

Joy is great!

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:54 PM

3. And a live broadcast of another Trump rally on MSNBC! Gag!

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:54 PM

4. I watch them all

It is important to me to pay attention to what the idiots are saying also. I watch ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and also check in with all the crazies' websites also. Drudge, Alex Jones, Free Republic and a nice variety of others are great fun to enjoy.

Doesn't actually give me heartburn or anything. Just makes sure I know what I need to know to properly identify idiots.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:59 PM

5. I'll alert the media



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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 03:59 PM

6. Haven't watched television news since Linda Ellerbee signed off from "Overnight" in '84. . .

and my life is infinitely better for it.

(Though I do wish there were someone of Ellerbee's stature doing a middle of the night newscast.)

Just remember: There's no hope they'll ever change if we continue to support them. The propaganda of course has its own value, but the production costs requires our participation. Only if we withhold our support, and deny them the money they need to mount their offensive against us (and it is certainly offensive), only then can we possibly hope to influence them to give us better, more responsible news coverage.

Unfortunately, I expect single coverage medical will arrive before we receive responsive media coverage.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 04:31 PM

9. I haven't watched TV news since

John Cameron Swayze was fired. I just looked that up and it was in 1956.

Now my DH is in assisted living and I have been exposed to cable news and I must say, it's horrible. I'm amazed that people (other than proprietors of assisted living homes) actually PAY to have this come into their homes!

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 04:05 PM

7. You won't be missing much

I watch select shows, but beyond that it just causes stress.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 04:15 PM

8. I find CNN to provide better coverage.

The evening hours at M$NBC have a few good shows but CNN is proving to be much better all day long.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 07:47 PM

10. I haven't in 8 yrs...only little snippets here and there in waiting rooms or airports.

I get my news strictly online and from my elderly mother who is very political.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 07:49 PM

11. I already avoided, took 3 months of coverage now atleast this weekend is useless

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:29 PM

12. Been "binge watching" my DVDs of "Perry Mason."

 

I refuse to watch the bullshit on the cable channels.

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