Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Sadly, nearly every 'news' channel is actually more opinion of the host(s) chosen spin. The 'shows' that try to have both sides quickly turn into an unlistenable shout fest. I tune out very quickly at the first few signs of political correctness, opinion or positioning. These 'news' shows are simply narrowly Marketed programs for a particular political ideology. Network 'news' is even worse and has been for many decades. Once you get to the point where you know what position someone will take based solely on their political positioning, why bother?
I used to listen to talk radio but even that has gotten so boring with repetition and way too many commercial breaks. Though I love Podcasts and listen to them a lot. Once I started on the Podcast format, tv or radio gets painful very quickly.
It's the same with 'reality' television. The actual 'reality' is that it's mostly Marketing and set up scenarios for the easily entertained. I stopped watching nearly all sports long ago because I'd rather be doing something rather than watching others do something. I like a few of the UFC fights. But then again, none of the hype, just a few selected fights. I don't pay for the Pay For Views so I'll typically follow a few fights on sites like MMA Junkie for the actual play by play.
NFL - haven't watched much except for the Super Bowl in about 40 years, or whenever free agency started.
NBA - was never a fan but I did watch a few highlight reels when Michael Jordon was in his prime.
NHL - typically only the Stanley Cup series.
MLB - usually only the World Series most years.
Boxing - loved it as a kid even though it was so corrupt when characters like Don King, Bob Arum etc. were running (ruining) it
College Sports - never got into them either
Professional Wrestling - loved it as a kid even though I knew right off it was 'entertainment'. Now it's, IMHO, unwatchable and embarrassingly bad. It's mostly sucked since whenever Hulk Hogan turned into Hollywood Hogan. Even as a young kid I thought wrestlers were the some of the world's best athletes, stuntmen and actors/entertainers.
Between work, family, a biker ministry and a prison ministry I have very little time to sit and watch anything on television. Read a paper - no thank you, just not my preferred format.
Head in the sand, hands over my eyes or fingers in my ears - I've never been that guy.
All the best,
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