People who watch TV seem to think they know more than what they do. The claim is that TV can be an educational tool. But before a tool can be good, it needs to be used in the hands of someone who knows how to use it.
There are all kind of shows people see on TV. I mean the producers of these shows have good thoughts, or maybe not, and they choose subjects to educate the public about. So, prime time or sometime when the public is watching the TV more than others, laundry gets aired, and it is sometimes dirty. And many people will watch these programs shown at prime time especially. And they get educated, or at least they think they do.
I hear people, often, say, “I saw about that on TV the other night. So, I know what that’s all about.” Perhaps it is the TV that has gotten the American public so caught up in fantasy that the president was able to get where he is today. And why America is in such a mess. It is my feeling that TV has played a big role in Americans being where they are today, in the hole.
“I know because I saw it on TV” is a fantasy. People can’t know because what’s on TV is unreal. I mean what is shown on TV may or may not have been real once, but when a viewer is sitting there watching the Hulk change from one form to another, mutating, that is so far from real, it is unreal.
Jeffrey L. King