Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Save Time and Sanity in One Easy Step.

Cable news is bullshit. You don't need to watch it ever again. It has the same relationship to real news as the Frito-Lay corporation has to real food.

This was proven beyond a doubt today when Republican bigwigs Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan, unaware their mics were live when the camera went off, said some mighty uncomplimentary things about John McCain picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. These statements were, to put at mildly, at variance with their public comments.

So there you have it. All the people interviewed on cable news are lying to you, Republicans, Democrats, vegetarians, all of them. And cable news won't call them on it, because the lies are how it fills the time. Fox, CNN, MSNBC, it's all bullshit, just from different breeds of bull.

If you watch cable news, you will get stupider. You will know less about politics, business, you name it, than you did before tuning in. You will be demeaning yourself, patronizing a business that makes its fortune by knowingly deceiving you.

Give it. Eschew all cable TV but entertainment programming. Oh, and sports and weather. But if you watch ESPN and the Weather Channel, for your own safety, make sure the sound is off.


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