Television v. The American People

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“…The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.

“The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal.

“We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end.

“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power….” George Orwell’s, “1984.”​

Is it “1984” Yet? Yes; it’s 2016
By Jeffrey A. Friedberg
November 7, 2016

Is it “1984” Yet?  Yes; it’s 2016

https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Md98897200ab6746bef1d17a2b8a4a29ao1&pid=Api&w=303&h=181

George Orwell missed one thing. It will be Big Sister not Big Brother.

https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.M3fd3091bf99bb1be3d1e75f8146deb0do2&pid=Api&w=312&h=181

When the Soviet Union went belly up Democrats knew that Big Brother was wounded philosophically. The Chicago sewer rat damaged the brand even further. So it was imperative for Democrats to find a Big Sister to save Socialism in the U.S. Every male Socialist understood that the stench of Big Brother was a problem. Big Sister was seen as a solution. A woman who could lock in the woman vote in a way that Big Brother could never do. Hence, the media’s fanatical dedication to Hillary Clinton’s victory at all costs.

Finally, television networks may lose an election. They did in 1980, but TELEVISION never loses. Regardless of who wins or loses this election the tax deductible advertising dollars will continue to flow in.

Put it in perspective by harking back to print media. When I was a kid during WWII television was almost non-existent in American homes. Most people bought a daily newspaper. Large and medium sized cities had more than one newspaper. Americans who had a choice picked the paper they preferred because they all printed the same stuff. Television is the same. Every network runs the same crap newspapers printed.

Happily, Americans threw newspapers out with the next day’s trash. Sad to say Americans cannot throw away television even though they pay for TV news with tax deductible advertising dollars. Regardless of the network news you watch you pay for all of it. You pay for it even if you do not own a television. No newspaper before television forced you to pay for the same crap over and over all day long every day.

Hollywood movies made a big deal out of fictional reporters “getting a scoop.” That was nonsense because one scoop was not going to make anybody change their newspaper.

Note that in the movie Citizen Kane Charles Foster Kane built his newspaper chain’s circulation by hiring the best journalists who were the best salesmen —— not by publishing better news than his competitors were selling.

In my long ago youth newspapers sold for a nickel. In television’s early years, networks stopped broadcasting late at night until around 6 am the next morning. Now look at the cost of television. In effect, the enormous cost of non-stop television supports the second largest group of tax dollar parasites in the welfare state —— coming in behind the education industry. Indeed, jobs were created for parasites in the television industry. Hundreds of television channels that nobody watches were created. Channels that nobody watches during the day let alone early in the wee hours of morning. Nobody notices that unwatched channels are the bottom of television’s parasite barrel.

Tomorrow morning will tell us if TELEVISION won or lost this election.
 
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Regardless of who wins or loses this election the tax deductible advertising dollars will continue to flow in.
Take a guess at what the television industry’s income from political advertising will be in 2050:

The Washington Post recently reported that, according to sources familiar with CNN’s finances, “the network and its related media businesses will approach $1 billion in gross profit in 2016.”

That’s a bigger profit than CNN has ever seen in its 36-year history.

While the profits come from CNN International, CNN.com and the Headline News Network, the $1 billion is primarily the product of CNN itself.

Fox won the most total viewers in October of any basic cable network, despite competition from networks airing college football and the Major League Baseball playoffs.

Fox, which hosted the first GOP debate in 2015, generated $2.3 billion in ad sales and $1.6 billion in operating profit for its parent company, 21st Century Fox, in 2015, according to research firm SNL Kagan. That number will undoubtedly be higher in 2016 given the bigger audiences and higher ad rates in the election year.​

Unpopular media sees ratings spike
By Joe Concha - 11/08/16 06:01 AM EST

Unpopular media sees ratings spike

Now check TV’s revenues from Senate races this year:

Candidates running for U.S. Senate seats and their allied outside backers have spent more than three quarters of a billion dollars on television advertisements this year, a mark of the hard-fought battle for control of an evenly-divided chamber.

In total, candidates and groups have spent $754 million on television advertising this year, according to sources watching the media market. That’s far higher than the amount spent on television in the fight between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and their allies.​

November 08, 2016, 09:48 am
Senate TV spending crosses $750M mark
By Reid Wilson

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/304890-senate-tv-spending-crosses-750m-mark

Television’s income from Senate races every 2 years is staggering. Every penny of it comes from taxpayers. Nothing is going to change for the better until the advertising tax deduction is eliminated once and for all.

The way tax dollars pour into television it will not be long before the amount will be expressed as a googolplex:


 
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The lying sack of shit teamed up with the Kraut to save television. Freedom of speech on the Internet is what they fear the most:

Obama and Angela Merkel Blame Internet and Social Media for Disrupting Globalism
by Charlie Spiering
17 Nov 2016

Obama and Angela Merkel Blame Internet and Social Media for Disrupting Globalism - Breitbart

The beauty of the Internet is that billions of people will have the Internet before they get a television set —— if ever. These numbers are close enough to scare the crap out of the liars.

An estimated 6.8 billion people live on Earth, and an approximately 1.4 billion own televisions. So around 20% or 1/5 of the world owns a television. By the way, China owns 28.2% of that pie, around 400 million televisions, the most of any country. The U.S. is in second with 220 million televisions, or 15.5%

What percentage of the world owns a television? - Quora

Basically, 80 percent of the people in the world will never be subjected to television’s propaganda and brainwashing. In practical terms most people will never see lying super salesmen like our own sewer rat in a big government commercial selling garbage.

Be forewarned. The Internet’s challenge is to make individual liberties and limited government the wave of the future rather than adopt television’s vision of benign tyranny, oppressive taxation, and coerced charity.

Finally, television indoctrinates. The Internet educates. So Obama/Merkel indicate they realize that the Internet defeats their own political ideology. Ironically, Socialists wanted to wire every classroom for the Internet when they should have put television sets on every desk.


Plan To Wire All Schools To Internet Falls Behind
Gore's 2000 Program Ignored Practical Problems, Critics Say
June 22, 1999
By Frank James,

Plan To Wire All Schools To Internet Falls Behind
 
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Obama and Angela Merkel Blame Internet and Social Media for Disrupting Globalism
Obama & Company should love the Internet because message boards provide ample opportunity to rebut.

"And the capacity to disseminate misinformation, wild conspiracy theories, to paint the opposition in wildly negative light without any rebuttal — that has accelerated in ways that much more sharply polarize the electorate and make it very difficult to have a common conversation."​

Obama comforted devastated staff after Trump victory
By Sarah Westwood
11/18/16 4:27 PM

Obama comforted devastated staff after Trump victory

Television and print journalism never allowed rebuttal of any kind since they alone decide what gets printed or said to a large audience.

To be honest, thousands of Americans advocating the same position reaches the same number of people one network news anchor reaches. Repealing Obamacare is one position. That means Obama & Company are taking all the worst of it because they have to rebut on thousands of sites to reinforce their message. So it is no wonder the lying sack of shit loves the MSM. Example: News anchors ask viewers to: “Tell us what you think.” The anchor, or someone on his or her staff, are the only ones who ever hear a rebuttal that hits too close to home. Ditto letters to the editor. It all passes as rebuttal in Obamaworld.
 
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The beauty of the Internet is that billions of people will have the Internet before they get a television set
The asshole just does not get it. I, and everybody else, can figure what is true:

“. . . that make it very difficult for voters to figure out what’s true and what’s not,” he said.​

Obama Joins the War on ‘Fake News’
by Charlie Spiering
21 Nov 2016

Obama Joins the War on ‘Fake News’ - Breitbart

Truth in politics is opinion 99.999999999 percent of the time. When I figure out something and post it on a message board not one liberal will agree with my opinion. The lying sack of shit’s problem is that everybody with a lick of sense know exactly what his truth/opinion is and they reject it —— in addition to knowing he is lying to coverup his motive. When a politician cannot sell a political agenda he should start looking for another line of work.

Incidentally, not too long ago Bill O’Reilly went crazy attacking the Internet. The lying sack of shit might have picked up O’Reilly’s sad tale of woe. O’Reilly was protecting television and his income. Neither Obama nor O’Reilly will ever admit that television does more harm to this country in one week than the Internet can do in a decade.
 

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