From Pine View Farm

Overfill 2

Brad Stennerson argues that there’s such a thing as too much television news and offers advice on how to dial it back.

A snippet; follow the link for the rest:

Past a certain amount of TV news, you just hear the same bits of information over and over again. . . .

Shoot for the minimum necessary news. Not a second more.

Obviously, that’s not what the networks want. They want you transfixed by the screen, eyes wide with terror, heart fluttering with every overly-Midwestern pronunciation of every unnerving word.

My own opinion is that any television news is too much television news (unless there are nice pictures of a snow storm to look at). Television reporting manages to be both overblown and superficial at the same time.

Why spend half an hour watching someone talk about something when you learn more in greater depth in five minutes of reading?



  1. Uncle Omar

    April 8, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    At least half of the half hour seems to be given over for ads for plaque psoriasis cures and bipolar personality cures. Back in the old days the commercials were for Preparation H, Poligrip, and Camels. Proving that then the news made your teeth fall out, gave you hemerhoids, and made you so nervous that you needed some nicotine to cool you out. Nowadays the news gives you psoriasis and makes you crazy. Stop watching.

  2. Frank

    April 14, 2020 at 2:54 pm