posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 11:16 AM
As Fred Reed says "The lobotomy box is all ads, with a sprinkle of stupid shows for people with the IQ of an avocado. Yes, I’ve heard the sheepish
shuck-and-jive toe-dance about “But Fred…there are some good things…the History Channel and…and Discovery.” Yeah: Sharks, Nazis, and pyramids. The
absolute minimum necessary so that people who can’t be alone with themselves will gawp at singing deodorant applicators.
Radio is the same: Unlistenable, because of ads. Roads? Likewise. Our highways wend in painful ugliness through endless billboards in what once was
lovely countryside. Anyone who objects is a tree-hugging commie trying to destroy capitalism and the constitutional right of nasal decongestants to
Even in your house you can’t escape. The phone rings every five minutes because some larcenous swine wants to sell you aluminum siding. The web: You
have to buy pop-up killers so you don’t get pitches for Dory Does Dallas. You get pop-up ads for pop-up killers. The outsides of buses crawl with ads,
as do the insides of buses. Stadiums are lined with ads. Mailboxes bulge with urgings to switch from one to another usurious credit card designed to
make you an indentured slave of Bank of America. Everything is advertising and the attempt to escape from it.
It used to be we had magazines supported by advertising. Now we have extended advertisements pretending to be magazines. The male toy-fetish
mags—computers, cameras, scuba, motorcycles, guns—are mostly ads, and the purported editorial content is written, if not by the companies, at least
for the purpose of selling their various contrivances. "
All the media is Biased and funded as Advertising with a hint of a TV show thrown in for the other 1/2 hour.
just what I feel IMO