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Old April 20 2013, 09:45 PM   #64
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Re: Have we witnessed the death of intelligent TV?

cardinal biggles wrote: View Post
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Third, "the more they stay the same" isn't true. Television news now has something like Fox News and commentators like Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck.
And the 1930s had Father Coughlin on the radio, sympathizing with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, and spreading all sorts of anti-Semitic claptrap. The more things change, the more they do stay the same.
The television figure who parallels Father Coughlin was Fulton J. Sheen, which shows that things do change, because he's not a very close parallel. If you ignore denomination (a risky business in discussing religion, even TV religion,) Pat Robertson is closer. But their popularity is so different that, again, it shows that things do change. If you mean they don't always change for the better, I concede.

PS TLC could stand for Totally Lucre Centered?
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