Saturday, April 22, 2006


I have been looking at the TV guide, and it continues to occur to me that we are being ripped off by the television industry. Everyone complains about cable costs, but what about the networks?

There are 52 weeks in a year, and yet, the networks produce new shows for as few as 13 weeks. Then, they run them over and over on their cable networks (USA, BRAVO, etc.) They can't even fill their weeks with new episodes, so when you turn on NBC, CBS, ABC, you are likely to see old shows. And, they move shows around so often that it's hard to tell what's on when.

It's my humble opinion that we not only have too many networks, we also have too many news channels. If there were any originality, it would be one thing. But, turn on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC - they all run the same stories on the same nights. Surely there's more news than they report. Whatever happened to "scooping the opposition"? I haven't mentioned FOX, here, because they get stuck on one story and report it to death - especially the "pretty blonde gets kidnapped, killed, raped, or all three" story. Also, FOX is much too politically biased for my taste, so I hardly ever watch it anyway.

We are also being ripped off by the cable companies, but we probably wouldn't complain about it as much if we could find anything entertaining to watch.

Rant over.


Kell said...

I don't watch the morning news shows anymore, either, because all they do is publicize the news stories that will be on their news channels and news shows. They've turned into nothing but self-promotion vehicles.

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