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Fri, 31 Mar 1995 12:41:49 CST
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cindy h-g wrote:
>because they've seen them
>on TV, but all the time you can see teenagers acting like the stupidest,
>sitcom characters
i can't help but agree, but i'll take this further (i don't mean too sound
elitist here...)
television in america is nothing but reflecting trash
reflecting life...cartoons like beavis and buttheasd are so painfully funny
because we (sadly) went to gradeschool and highschool with illiterates like
them (if you are under 30)....unfortunately we live in a society who most can
no longer tell the difference between the cold bland image of a tv sitcom and
the images on the tv screen, both are taken in like fast food. it all tastes
the same and you can't remember what you just ate (or saw) ten minutes later.
i think its a problem when the local  tv news gives equal weight to sports,
weather, and national events.... who cares about the congress, i want to know
who won the highschool basketball game!  the news is at best a republican info
mercial (meant to deprive the viewers from knowing the truth, just morsels to
keep them thinking they are getting the whole story...
so to bring this rambling to a point, yes, although TV inducing violence is
debatable... but inducing callousness,  illiteracy and apathy?
[...its too bad messages like these aren't broadcast on tv...the ones who
need to know won't ever be told...]
james goldschmidt