virus: TV

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 2 Aug 1997 18:36:17 -0400 (EDT)

>Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 10:21:02 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Tim Rhodes <>
>Subject: Re: virus: TV is Good
>On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, Eric Boyd wrote:
>> I have the sinking feeling that what we are going to see is a vast
>> polorization of society. The people who watch TV will watch more and
>> more, and be convinced it's good. The people who don't watch TV will
>> continue not to watch it, and be more and more convinced it's evil.
>Until the meme spills over into the culture (the people-who-watch have us
>outnumbered, you know) and exerts pressure on us. Right now when someone
>asks why you don't watch TV you can give the pat answer, "TV is bad" and
>let it go at that. But if TV is good...

I don't mind TV.
I like "Politically Incorrect" and "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.
I like "Singled Out" on MTV (soooooo BAD it's good!)

I can't think of anything else right now, I don't watch much.

But saying "TV is a bad media, only trash is there."

is like saying

"The internet is a bad media, only pornography is there."

Which is, of course, inaccurate.


Reed Konsler