Something is terribly wrong with my television. It has become rude, crude and socially unacceptable.
I used to be able to find things on it that could keep me entertained for hours. If I needed to know what was happening in the world or in my own country, I could switch to the news and I would be informed.
When did the media switch from "the people's right to know", to "only telling the public what we think they should know".
I remember when Bill Clinton was running for president and discovered a large newspaper had the "truth" about him, literally under lock and key. Their reason: "The public can't be trusted with the truth. It would cause them to vote wrong."
When did it become the media's job to swing elections? The Obama election was a perfect example. When Obama was spewing "We can have change! Yes we can!", not one single member of the media asked "What change?" You know why? If they had, someone would have pulled out the race card.
So where are we now? We have a president who is incompetent, bypasses our elected officials and just makes up his own laws. He has indicated publicly he understands why someone would want to be King. I have no doubt in my mind he understands that right to the core of his being. And we have a first lady who is racist, and said, when King Obama was elected, "This is the first time I've been proud of my country."
People are attacking Fox news for being one-sided, meaning they're conservative. Why aren't they attacking the other media for being one-sided? Even our troops in Iraq said the only news they watched was Fox news, because it was the only one telling what was really going on.
So, since I'm already tired of listening to politicians spending their time attacking each other, instead of talking about the issues, my television is giving me other choices.
* I can watch the Kardashians. I can watch them over and over and over. I'm not sure what their talents are….UH…do they have any? I'm so sick of them I immediately grab the TV remote what I find out any of them are going to be on a show. Who knew I would someday long for the days of Paris Hilton and her dumb little dog.
* I can watch vampires, vampires and more vampires. Or for a change of pace I can watch zombies or horror movies. I remember when I only got tortured by this type of garbage during October when it was time for Halloween. Now, it's year round.
* I remember when one could watch a celebrity get roasted. There were insults flying and they were hysterically funny. I watched one the other night where Larry the Cable Guy was being roasted. I watched while the host(ess) spewed and then celebrity after celebrity spewed absolutely filth and everyone screamed with laughter. I'm not talking about a few off-colored jokes. I'm talking about total filth. It wasn't funny. The only one on the show who seemed to get that it wasn't funny, was Jeff Foxworthy. He acted like he was humiliated to even be there. Bill Engvall and Ron White were noticeably missing with no explanation. I think I know why. What's happening to us!
* I can still find a few shows that are family friendly. There's the classic shows. At my age I've seen most of them numerous times. Someone somewhere decided I wanted more and more reality television. That's too many cooks in the kitchen as far as I'm concerned. The only cooking show I really liked has now been exposed as being racist. I won't be watching her anymore because I have zero tolerance for anyone who is racist. I live in the South, I'm a good southern cook, and I'll just share my own unhealthy recipes from now on.
Reality kicks my butt daily so entertain me. I've got too much reality in my day to day life.
I'll be so glad when it's time for college football again. They haven't found a way to screw that up. YET.
I think I just prefer to spend my time online writing blogs. Presently I'm writing on 8 different subjects. I'm trying to find the funny side of things regardless of the subject. Unfortunately, there's not much funny about what's happening on my television.
My television is broken, my country is broken, but they will never break my spirit.