PBS, outstanding non partison news and documentary source. Sept 29, 2013 8:27:43 GMT -5
Post by X factor on Sept 29, 2013 8:27:43 GMT -5
With the ever increasing politically toxic nature of main stream news/commentary shows, I find PBS and their local subsidiaries like Wjct programing to be a wonderful alternative where you can watch in depth news coverage and documentaries without the usual electoral spin.
Constant 24 hour a day politics will rot your soul, literaly, it will turn your disposition in that of an ugly goblin.
I have never seen politics turn anyone into a better or nicer person, instead I've seen politics turn even formally reasonable people into grouchy, judgmental, argumentive hateful goblins.
And there's no peace in that, no internal peace.
Viewing the world, others, through a constant lense of ratings driven talk shows, radio shows, who's host get paid to cater to peoples worst sides, will turn consumers of such media into goblins.
And since I recently got cable viewing, I've watched a few PBS or Wjct programing on variety of stories and have been delighted.
Like on history, or shows on nature, it's like going to the Zoo without having to leave the couch.
Now partisan goblins will swear up and down that PBS has a 'slant', and that their this or that, and I to was under that impression for a while, but they don't, at least not in their neutral programing that deals with Documentaries, or history or in depth coverage of events world wide that have nothing to do with electoral politics.
Now NPR or National Public Radio, I have noticed a Palestinian leaning bias that some of their journalist have.
You can tell they have a bias in how they frame certain events, and by the type of questions they ask of those being interviewed...they definitely have a Palestinian and slight anti Jewish bias.
But as far as PBS TV programming I haven't seen that yet....and I'm the type that if I do I'll write about it.
Life is short and I'm not obligated to spend all my free media time fighting debates for politicians who don't even know I exist, accept on voting day.
Let them fight their own battles.
I'm just glad PBS gives non partisan people, or people when they're not in a partisan mood, a place to watch shows that are kind of a kick back to days gone by before todays high ratings driven tabloid news commentary took over the landscape.
If PBS ever went away how tragic that would be, then all you'd have is 24 hour a day hate radio and TV type news, where commentators are paid to work people into a rage, a rage towards each other and elected leaders.
Where all they want to do is turn everyone into ugly, unreasonable political junkies.
Thank goodness for PBS.