Why I love Public Access TV

April 19, 2007

Its the original YouTube. The precursor to Vlog’s and it’s everywhere. Yes folks I’m talking about public access TV. There are few better methods for getting the tenor of a community then the local public access station. It the one location where anyone form your grandma to your pet snake can have their own soap box for 30 minutes, without commercial breaks. If you watch regularly your likely to be treated to everything from musical odes by tone deaf religious zealots, aspiring strippers or failed geriatric rockers to diet tips, spiritual guidance (in many flavors) and sexual advice. Despite all noise on public access, every once in a while something breaks through. Some gem of insight so sharp or commentary so timely and biting that it cuts through the clutter and transcends all categorization.

The following video is one such piece. Taken from PeopleTV in Atlanta Ga, this snippet of educational goodness is a must. Be forewarned, may not be work safe depending on your circumstances so while I give it two thumbs up it also gets a NSFW label.


Olbermann’s Beats O’reilly: Its all over for Fox News

October 2, 2006


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Bill O’Reilly and FNC, officially Irrelevant?

Reflecting America’s revulsion with the shrill propaganda peddled by the neo-con zealots, the Fox News Channel (FNC) has been suffering a ratings slide that is only matched in intensity by the plunging credibility of the network. In desperation FNC is doing everything it can to sap the limited intelligence of ordinary Americans and dupe them back into watching the drivel on FNC. However according to many independent sources its not working, viewership continues to plummet, ratings continue to drop, people are turning away in droves and management has begun to panic.
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