I rarely watch TV. It is one of those things that I just gave up. It happened over time. When I was a kid, I was a TV person for sure. Loved all the shows. When I had kids, I stopped watching shows except of course for Rug Rats and Doug. The last weekly episodes I watched were Six Feet Under, The Sopranos and Sex and the City. I wanted to read when I had my own time and TV just kind of dried up.
So now when I watch TV, I am fascinated. I don’t mean the content that we see on Netflix that are short films but the sitcom stuff we see on CBS, ABC, and NBC. What is interesting is the advertising is geared towards appealing to a broader audience which is good to see. The myriad of faces on TV makes an impact on people.
Then I watched the debates on CBS this week. What happened to journalism? The people interviewing the Presidential candidates were abysmal. It was like watching the morning show that is no longer journalism but light-hearted nonsense. I used to watch the Today show when I was in my 20’s with Jane Pauley. She was a journalist.
David Wright, ABC’s correspondent was suspended for being caught on tape by the evil right-wing Project Veritas. David Wright is allowed to have an opinion and I happen to agree with his opinion on how ABC is handling their job as a company that has the power to report real news. Why does ABC want robots with smiley faces not pushing the media to dig into what is happening to our country?
When did we dumb down as a nation?