I don’t have a TV.
While I admit I struggle with my compulsion to consume when it comes to media, the content and the tone of what I consume is generally intentional.
I was confused by a number of people’s responses to world and national events recently. Until I looked around and realised they were directly mirroring the taglines and sound bites of mainstream media.
We are victims of our environment. We are subtley brainwashed by the information we take in. It’s going to happen regardless, so we might as well decide what we want that to look like, and then choose our sources wisely.