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Top Television Shows Today Full of Garbage

RVN70USMC Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:09 AM
So, sex sells so your answer is to sell more of it? The left only knows how to lower the morality bar.
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:43 AM
Maybe no one is arguing free markets, but the author is ignoring them.

Cable ratings slipping? Can you show me that?

It's true that online services and other entertainment options have slowed growth, but those services are really just another form of cable, where one can get high quality programming without having to sit through commercials or worrying about puritans like the author.
McGovern Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:29 AM
No one is arguing free markets.

The argument is why TV viewership is on the skids.

You claim we are not honest, but your point B above is not honest. The skid in viewership over the past two years has also hit cable. Many in Hollywood attribute the numbers to many online services.
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:19 AM
No, that is my answer as to why it is there. the MARKET is lowering the bar, and conservatives believe in the market. Or at least they say they do.

If you stopped watching network television awhile ago because it had gotten so bad, you made the correct decision. It has continued to get worse. A few years ago, network television became dominated by cheaply made reality TV shows and talent contests, sitcoms with hyperactive manic characters, and socially liberal themes. Television has always pushed the edge when it comes to socially progressive themes. But at what point does it go too far? Perhaps when there are no other options left during prime time network TV.

The top ten most popular TV shows last fall contained few choices for...