How the Bombarding Images of TV Culture Undermine the Power of Words

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007

TV Guide published a short manifesto-actually, an advertisement by ABC-on the goodness of television, just in case anyone doubted it. For years the pundits, moralists and self-righteous, self-appointed preservers of our culture have told us that television is bad. They’ve stood high on their soapbox and looked condescendingly on our innocuous pleasure….Well, television is not the evil destroyer of all that is right in this world. In fact, and we say this with all the disdain we can muster for the elitists who purport otherwise-TV is good.TV binds us together. It ...

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