Sept. 7, 2013 By Jack Jodell.
Those who have followed this blog know how justifiably critical I have been of mainstream, network TV. It has never failed to insult our intelligence by presenting, almost exclusively, shows with a pro-corporate bias in a childish, sensationalistic slant. It has almost eliminated true investigative journalism and has deprived us of very necessary real debate and pertinent background information in the process. Nearly everything is presented at face value and a great deal of legitimate and vital side information is left wholly unsaid. We are slowly but surely becoming a very ignorant nation, and much of the blame can be laid squarely on corporate-owned, mainstream network television.
This amazing network consistently delivers intelligent, GOOD topical programming that regular, corporate-owned mainstream TV all but ignores. A good number of former Air America radio hosts broadcast here, among whom include AMY GOODMAN (her Democracy Now! show is fabulous); THOM HARTMANN (his Conversations With Great Minds and Brunch With Bernie Sanders segments on his show are not to be missed); MIKE PAPANTONIO (whose Ring Of Fire program exposes corporate fat cats, environmental polluters, and corporate media spin-masters); DAVID PAKMAN (which features Progressive analysis and interviews with the country’s youngest nationally syndicated radio and television host); DAVEY D (whose Open Line News With Davey D features one of nation’s greatest African-American Journalists, who is well-known for his top-notch guests and relentless pursuit of the most underreported but historically significant stories; plus dozens of other revealing documentaries like Marx Reloaded, (which analyzes the relevance of Marx’s ideas for understanding our current global financial crisis); Meet The Frackers (an examination of those who are profiting immensely from the rise of fracking over the past decade); Waiting For Armageddon (which portrays how this country’s 50-million-strong Evangelical Christians are convinced that the world’s future is foretold in Biblical prophecy – from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon); The New Shale Rush (which shows how an energy revolution based on new shale oil deposits in North Dakota is transforming global politics by making the US gas-independent, while also examining what cost it will be to the environment, as well as its effect on European and Middle-Eastern stability); Ownung The Weather (which looks at the promise of weather-modifying geoengineers who are attempting to offset the threat of global warming. and also examines the possible future financial effects pf such action);Wiebo’s War (tells how a Christian Community is at war with the oil and gas industry and how a man named Wiebo Ludwig is the prime suspect in a series of pipeline bombings); as well as many other revealing programs like Alternate Focus (which provides an alternative view of Middle East issues that is usually not seen by American audiences); Rise Of The Machines (which examines how drones may eventually be used here domestically, and how their usage may radically and negatively impact civilian lives forever); and NorthWest Indian News (a program which tells stories and shares information about topics important to indigenous communities and our neighbors scross northwest America). These are but a tiny few examples of the true, HIGH-QUALITY programs you won’t ever see on commercial-engorged, corporate mainstream network TV. Another very relevant topic has been how the Democratic Party has developed a new Wall Street-wing since the Bill Clinton presidency which has neutralized much of what its once-progressive majority has tried to accomplish since then, and how this wing is once more trying to legalize disastrous market speculation. Believe me, readers – there are many, MANY more great program choices for you in store!
So please stop cheating yourselves, Americans, and quit watching brain-numbing nonsense like Honey Boo-Boo, Dancing With The Stars, Fox “News”, Duck Dynasty, American Idol, Swamp People, Cajun Pawn Stars, and all the rest of that typical network “reality TV” garbage! Instead, treat yourself to a healthy dose of commercial-free, FREE SPEECH TV, which can be found online at https://www.freespeech.org/ and also at DIRECTV channel 348, DISH Network channel 9415, Burlington Telecom channel 122, and Ashland Home Net channel 96. Join all of your like-minded, progressive friends over at FREE SPEECH TV, and see what you’ve been missing!