Last week was TV Turnoff Week, and to celebrate, I watched House, 30 Rock, The Office, Scrubs, and some news, as usual. Screw you, TV Turnoff Week. Or, as John Doyle of the Globe and Mail put it more eloquently:
Somebody wants to dispossess other people of fun and information and that’s not only mean-spirited, it’s a tad totalitarian. Surely we’ve all had our fill of less information, no information and manipulated information. We need to know more, not less. We need more questioning, more context and an assortment of vigorously questioning media. We can decide for ourselves if we’re getting what we need. Sometimes TV lets us down, as do newspapers, radio and magazines. Turning it all off is a mistake.