I hate listening to the news. Anyone else?

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Re: I hate listening to the news. Anyone else?

Postby GeoX » January 5th, 2021, 4:54 am

Hardcore Sadism wrote:Saturday Night Live is one of the most depressing casualties that actually makes me yearn for the 1995 and prior late night skits I never got to see because my child brain was too much of a bumble bee. The garbage Colbert poops out of his facial-rectal cavity is everything that stands against comedy. Also Jimmy Kimmel really does seem like the next #metoo (don't get me started on how the news ran with this) despite him being another mainstream media mouthpiece. I can't stand his hypocritical grave dancing that certain groups aren't allowed to dish back (according to MSNBC and CNN).

Proper and predictable is what may fly for college campuses these days, but comedy isn't about soothing your feelings about societal problems, it's about being able to laugh at everything and yourself. Everything today being "except for key issues", and "yourself" being if you aren't an interest group for propaganda machines. People who have no care or passion for humor are being given the microphone, and as any reasonable person would expect, it's hurting these corporate parasites where it matters.

Good. Lose your viewership, you feed everyone your own brand of hatred even though you decry specific voter groups or the country as a whole as a source of incorrigible hatred.

Amen brother! The same to the Critic, I am glad I am not the only one who feels this way!

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Re: I hate listening to the news. Anyone else?

Postby Voor » January 5th, 2021, 5:34 am

I’ve gotten over news biases. For example, I really like NPR, but they have liberal leanings, so as long as you’re aware of it, you can filter things properly.

I blame cable TV. Cable news came out, and with that, the need to fill up content for a 24 hour channel. So, plain ole boring news wasn’t enough—now, half of it is just “experts” blabbering whatever bloated opinion they have. Not actual news.

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