Thursday, September 3, 2015

If you don't complain, count on even more.

It used to be that at 6:30 pm on weekdays many Americans turned to one of the three networks to watch a half an hour of news, interrupted periodically by commercials. Now, at the same time, we watch a half an hour of commercials interrupted periodically by news. One of my main gripes is that Americans are so passive about being deluged with commercial messages, most of which are not necessary for the network's survival and are only there for reasons of greed. (Also, you will note, most of them are for rolling-in-money pharmaceutical companies hoping to make you paranoid enough to ask your doctor for that medicine you don't actually need.) Why are Americans so willing to be stooges for money-making networks? I don't know. But if more people don't start complaining, we'll all be seeing more and more and more
commercial breaks.

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