There’s a lot of hatred going on in this country. Without mentioning names, it has gotten to the point that I can not tolerate television anymore. I’ve stopped watching late night and any and all talk shows. I just cancelled my cable/satellite account because I couldn’t stand to watch FOX News, FOX Business, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN and even the Bloomberg financial reports. All the newscasters, seem to me, to just be screaming havoc and chaos.
Even my local news broadcasting, CBS Evening News is undergoing a change in direction. With the placement of Ms. Zirinsky as the new, current news director, all conservative newscasters have been fired and replaced by more liberal counterparts. I’m sad to see news anchor Jeff Glor replaced by a well known, president hater and despiser, Norah O’Donnell (click here). At least Jeff Glor stuck to a script and kept his personal opinions to himself. This won’t be with Nora at the helm. The evening news at CBS will no longer be fair and balanced. It will be slanted and opinionated. No thanks.
Last night, as I was watching an episode of a new Law And Order, the show was about several teenagers who desecrated a Jewish synagogue. The teenagers were wearing MAGA hats. How much more contrived can the writers of this TV drama be? No such thing has happened in real life, yet the show broadcasted more lies and deception to their unsuspecting audiences. In fact, what happened in real life was just the opposite. Real teenagers who were wearing MAGA hats were unjustly criticized by the media. FYI, the teenagers were Christians. Not Jewish in any way. Click here for the full story.
Needless to say, I turned off Law And Order and put it on my ever expanding Do Not See list.
Please don’t send me any comments mentioning the President’s name or how you truly feel about him. I won’t print them. I’m not interested in your hatred of the President nor the status of our preposterous media outlets and their corresponding non-essential celebrities. Let the celebrities boycott anything they want. I’m not listening. I’m turned off and tuned out.
Every single news outlet, on the face of the American planet, has undergone a steady decline of actual viewers in ALL age groups (click here and click here). Why is that? Apparently whatever they are doing isn’t working. So what has been their solution? To do whatever it is they are doing even more! Aren’t they the most brilliant people on the planet? We The People are sick of you bashing our country. We The People know that whatever it is you are spewing is a lie.
In the first quarter of this year, viewers 25-54 were down between 14% and 17% for the three major news channels: Fox News Channel lost 15% in prime time to 421,000 Nielsen measured viewers, while MSNBC was down 18% to 333,000; and CNN was off 10% to 308,000.
Younger adults are continuing to find nontraditional options for their content consumption, leaving traditional programming facing a sustained—if predictable—drop in viewership.
The average audience for the evening newscasts for ABC, CBS and NBC decreased by 7% in 2017, down to 5.2 million, compared with 5.6 million in 2016, according to comScore TV Essentials® data. (Average audience is defined as the average number of TVs tuned to a program throughout a time period.)
I’ve completely stopped watching television of any kind altogether. There’s no refuge anymore. No escapism. Almost every single thing put out there in TV La La Land has an underlying message of hatred for this country. I’m sick of it! So, I’ve started listening to music, free of charge, from Spotify. I play calming piano pieces and classical arrangements from Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. I want peace and quiet in my home and by golly, I’m going to have it!
Thankfully, Netflix has been playing old movies, such as The Bishop’s Wife and His Girl Friday (both movies starring Cary Grant). Click here to see a list of old black & white movies Netflix is currently streaming. People back then had real problems to contend with, such as World War II and McCarthyism.
Things are not as bad in this country as the pundits falsely make it seem. Why can’t we just keep our mouths shut and enjoy it? As for me, unless the news is about Social Security, Medicare and anything else remotely related to retirement, I’m not listening. And noooooooooo, none of the above programs are going to be eliminated or go belly up.