Skip to comments.Gave up TV.
Posted on 04/10/2013 5:28:06 AM PDT by Quickgun
I gave up satellite TV over a year ago now. I get all my news either here, Drudge Report, Breitbart, or my local newspaper has a webpage, as the local TV station,for local news. The wife and I do more things together, We hardly miss the few channels we used to watch some, such as the History channel, Discovery. We were paying over $100 a month to "fund the enemy". Network news,like many posters here have commented, has become nothing but a propaganda tool. Let them preach to their choir, I say. What do others here at FR think?
Great! I gave up TV about three years ago and never missed it. Still rent movies though.
I’m now giving up Google and going to startpage.com. It’s just as good and 100% private. In fact they get their search results through Google.
Good for you. Do you have kids? It will pay benefits beyond your understanding to not allow the world to pollute their minds.
Good idea, I’d like to, but the kids like watching Netflix and I also like the documentaries and occasional sporting event. Some day I hope to blow thw damned thing up though. Already took a couple old TV out and shot them up with shotguns. Pretty fun, but big mess to clean up afterwards.
Darn.....my kids always say we are the only people on the planet without cable. I hate to have to disappoint them.
Find any History channel stuff on youtube.com.
Threw out the TV during the OJ trial. Discovered something called “reading.”
I gave up TV completely ten years ago. Haven’t missed it. I have more than enough other ways to waste time.
I don’t get much news from TV.
TV here is primarily entertainment.
I admire you; I could never do it as I’m too weak and in the business.
Now, I think the hardest part for most Freepers, who give up television, is the inability to resist going out of their way to jump on “TV related” threads and post to the rest of us that “they no longer watch TV”. Please NEVER do that! :)
Gave up TV long since. Even here in Norway, it’s like having a direct feed to the right brain of Obama and the left brain of Stalin, with HAMAS and Al Quaida as the daily guests.
I watch movies. On tape and dvd. Non-agitprop movies. No “Little Mosque on the Prairie” either.
My children are grown, and have moved away, but I would have given it up anyway. I had some problems with one of them, and i really believe TV was part of it.
Same thing here - I mostly didn’t watch TV anyway, so it didn’t really bother me to pull the plug on cable. I would much rather read, and I can buy a ton of used books for the $100/month I’m saving...
I watch a little of FoxNews at other people's houses if they have it on and refuse to turn it off while they have guests.
Mostly, TV bores me, or grosses me out. The little bit that is of value is completely swamped by the overwhelming amount of bull$#it.
I gave up watching television in the late nineties. FR is my springboard.
My wife and I have never had cable. But I do have Netflix
Wow, I had no idea so many others have given it up!
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