Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Why I Never Watch TV

When I'm at home I rarely, if ever, watch TV.  Sometimes when I'm at friends' houses it can't be helped and when I catch something on TV, as I did today, my preference for Internet media is further strengthened.

Today, the last American combat troops exited Iraq.  Instead of reporting this, the news programs I overheard informed viewers of house fires, pro-football training, and the fact that Ke$ha is wandering around New York City wearing a tiger mask.

And yet, the elites wonder why Old Media is dying.


  1. "mission accomplished"

  2. Ditto.

    We need to keep developing our own media and our own media habits. That means, forget about seeming normal to the mainstream, and start talking about VDare, iSteve, etc. as if they are normal (I mean in any situation where your job doesn't depend on seeming mainstream).

  3. I had to do this because I added your blog rather soon after it started, but I gotta drop you form my blogroll.

    I have a general policy that if blogs aren't updated frequently, they're dropped. Sorry.

  4. Are you through with blogging?

  5. @Anonymous:
    Probably not completely. I've just been disinterested for the last month or so.

  6. There is a sort of a movement to "kill your television" but it always seemed to have a general counter-culture element to it:

    Still, it is conservatives and rightwingers who ought to be getting rid of their tubes. It never ceases to amaze me how they can rail on about the "Liberal Media" yet stay plugged into it 24/7 -- not to mention paying the liberals who run TV with cable subscriptions.

    If ten percent of people who complain about TV were to get rid of their sets, it would be a revolution in this country. Yet people stay plugged into the enemy's propaganda system.

    This is why the Internet is a godsend. It allows for dissemination of information which would never make it to the mainstream. And it allows for political activism which would otherwise never get off the ground.

  7. I haven't watched TV (except at friends' or family's places, in a bar sometimes, or hotel rooms) regularly in six years, and I don't miss it very much; the little bit I see now and then suffices. I'd rather hang out in the blogosphere, do other hobbies, read, take pictures, enjoy music, etc. I got bored with TV, and decided to save some money by cutting it out, and I haven't looked back.