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Ken’s Thought of the Week: The sad state of public affairs TV shows



The Sunday morning TV news talk shows theoretically give the nation a great opportunity to learn about the big issues facing us, and what our leaders are doing to serve our short-term and long-term needs. After all, citizens must be properly informed, if they are to make intelligent electoral choices when the time comes.

So how are our weekly Sunday morning TV shows doing in helping us to learn, and think? Dreadfully!

With the exception of the Maria Bartiromo’s “Sunday Morning Futures” show, the other major TV talk shows are just plain embarrassing. If you’re unfamiliar with this show, here’s a recent excerpt:

Last Sunday was typical. Roughly 60% of the various major programs were devoted to the Mueller report, that took more than two years to produce, and came up with no conclusions of wrongdoing. About 20% of the showtimes were focused on discussing the potential impeachment of President Trump, who committed no crime. Only the final 20% of the showtime focused on real issues such as the proposed tariffs on Mexico to pressure that government to curb illegal immigration into the U.S., or the state of negotiations with China on our numerous trade disputes.

Because 80% of the showtime was wasted on the Russia hoax and the impeachment hoax, we were not educated about our very serious short-term and long-term national security issues.

For example, there were no discussions on any of the following, which actually do impact the American people:

  • Iran’s escalating, illicit nuclear weapons program (which its supreme leader claimed he has forbidden)
  • The most-assigned “economics” book on U.S. college campuses.

    The socialists’ penetration into all levels of U.S. schools (fun fact: “The Communist Manifesto” is the most-assigned “economics” book on U.S. college campuses, assigned more than twice as often as any other in this realm)

  • The demographic war taking place through our border, with the associated introduction of diseases and lawlessness

So what’s going on? Why are our key Sunday talk shows miseducating the public? Why are they focused on non-issues, but not discussing the key real issues? Why are they dumbing down the population?

Apparently, the big TV networks think that the population can’t handle the heavy issues, and prefer instead to facilitate irrelevant but entertaining gossip discussions. Pretty sad, indeed.

Hopefully new competition will emerge – soon – to properly educate “we the people!”

Additional reading

Germany refuses to disclose Iranian attempts to buy nuclear, missile tech – Middle East – Jerusalem Post

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook – Politico

Terrorist Infiltration Threat at the Southwest Border; The national security gap in America’s immigration enforcement debate – Center for Immigration Studies

Iran-linked terrorists caught stockpiling explosives in north-west London – UK Telegraph

Who benefits from the lies being spread about the “caravans”? Islamist terrorists – Save The West

Desperate For Allies and Secret Assets, Iran Penetrates Africa – The Tower

How Socialism Destroyed Venezuela – Economics21

Beijing Billion-Dollar Infiltration of US Classrooms… Communist propaganda welcome — for right price – Politico

The Muslim Brotherhood in America – Center for Security Policy

Boy & Girl Scouts Trained to Support Terror in Michigan – Clarion Project

Study: Communist Manifesto is Most Assigned College Economics Book – The Libertarian Republic

Illegal Immigration and Public Health | Federation for American Immigration Reform – FAIR

Non-Citizens Committed a Disproportionate Share of Federal Crimes, 2011-16 – Center for Immigration Studies

Sanctuary Cities? That’s a Constitutional ‘Hell No’ – The Heritage Foundation