Tag Archives: Television

THE IMPORTANCE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

By John Scales Avery Source: Blacklisted News The superficiality of today’s television Social critic Neil Postman contrasted the futures predicted in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book “Amusing Ourselves to Death”. He wrote: … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Evidence

Evidence, Godfrey Reggio’s Short Film on What TV Does to Kids’ Brains By DC Source: Open Culture Between 1982 and 2002, director Godfrey Reggio shot his well known Qatsi trilogy – Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi. Somewhere between the 2nd and … Continue reading

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The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

By Tim O’Shea Source: Information Clearing House Aldous Huxley’s inspired 1954 essay detailed the vivid, mind-expanding, multisensory insights of his mescaline adventures. By altering his brain chemistry with natural psychotropics, Huxley tapped into a rich and fluid world of shimmering, … Continue reading

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The Crisis of the Now: Distracted and Diverted from the Ever-Encroaching Police State

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby talk, when, in short, a … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media Stock Prices Collapsing as People Choose Internet Over TV

By Nick Bernabe Source: AntiMedia.org The long-term decline in viewership for America’s big TV outlets is finally starting to catch up to their stock prices. Since 2009, media stocks have been some of the best performers in S&P 500, but the last … Continue reading

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5 Things Busy People Can Do to Fight the Rising Control System

By Bernie Suarez Source: Truth and Art TV Want to implement small-scale, realistic tasks in your own life to strike back at the control system? Have you been seeing the daily headlines, the lies, the deceit and the global enslavement … Continue reading

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Social Schizophrenia, Social Depression: What does TV tell us about America?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Dangerous Minds The difference between what we experience and what we’re told we experience creates a social schizophrenia that leads to self-destructive attitudes and behaviors. What can popular television programs tell us about the zeitgeist … Continue reading

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TV is Dying, and Why That’s a Good Thing

Though television viewership has been in the decline for the past few years, latest statistics compiled in a recent piece by Jim Edwards for Business Insider indicate the trend is accelerating. The article explains how a number of factors including … Continue reading

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