Thank you SUEB0B for this fantastic call to action against the drivel that passes for news programming these days. I agree 100% and haven’t watched that crap in years. “Be very afraid” is definitely their mantra. Instead, I watch:
- News Hour (PBS)
- This Week with George Stephanopoulos (ABC)
- Meet the Press (NBC)
- Washington Week (PBS)
And that is all. These shows won’t scare you — unless there’s really something scary out there. They won’t waste your time. They won’t talk down to you. Stick them on your TiVo and flip through the stories which interest you.
I think Tim Russert is the finest living interviewer on the planet, with George Stephanopoulos coming in a close second. I admire Gwen Ifil’s brain, her bravery, her character, and her integrity.
I just don’t have the time to care about what Emeril is cooking, or another reason I should be shitting my pants over child predators, or the next thing that just might kill me or it might not but hells bells it makes for good TV, or the latest “lock bumping” / “magazine salesman” way I could die in my own home at the hands of nebulous evil.
If I watched this stuff I think I would never leave the house again.