The Collapse of Television

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If I had to sit down and write out a list of “WTF happened” to White people in America, the rise of the mass media (radio, film, and television) in the mid-twentieth century would be in the Top 5 list.

In the Jim Crow era, the typical White Southerner got his news from a local newspaper controlled by a segregationist editor. By the late twentieth century, newspapers like The Montgomery Advertiser and The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer had been snapped up by corporate conglomerates and staffed by liberal journalism school graduates.

The pyramid structure of the mass media in the mid-twentieh century was a necessary factor for the national and international triumph of anti-racism. Think of the iconic scenes of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham and Selma and the influence that had on bringing about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act.

In the late twentieth century, the pyramid structure of the mass media began to crack with the rise of cable television and talk radio. The breakdown has accelerated though under the strain of the internet and social media.

Television has fractured along partisan lines since the rise of FOX News in the 1990s. Most of the cable programming you pay for in packages is useless and subsidizes various liberal projects.

So what happens when television is Netflixed by the internet like your local Blockbuster or Movie Gallery?

“And lots of newspaper companies went broke or almost went broke. And the stock of The New York Times Company, the country’s premier newspaper, fell from $50 to $6. (See: “The Incredible Shrinking New York Times”)

In other words, newspapers were screwed. It just took a while for changing user behavior to really hammer the business.

The same is almost certainly true for television.

In our household, as in many households, television consumption has changed massively over the past decade, especially over the past 5 years.”

Hardball With Chris Matthews is on MSNBC right now.

Perhaps one day in the near future the only people who will still be watching Chris Matthews or Lawrence O’Donnell will be a niche audience who subscribes to their feed not all that different from OD readers.

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21 Comments

  1. Broad band is breaking the back of the networks or it soon will. There are various set-top appliances whereby anyone can offer programming completely free; free to the consumer but financed through advertisers; paid subscribers; some combination; or another paradigm altogether. There are several such devices already. There is GoogleTV, Apple and Roku. I have the later. White Nationalists/Race Realists could put together a consortium to provide live and on demand programming on topics important to us. All of which could also be also distributed through YouTube of course. Many of the channels on Roku are grassroots channels and obviously not highly financed.

  2. Don’t have cable. Never will as long as channels are bundled.
    I will not support homosexual and negro networks.
    When broadcast TV gets to pro either, I switch to either This, Me, or Me Too.

  3. This may sound a bit sci-fi but I think tv will soon be more like the internet. Rich ppl already have the beta version. Remotes will do more than ever before. Some guy on youtube used his wii to play world of warcraft on his tv.
    As for video sites, I like liveleak more than youtube.

  4. Speaking of Television, the BBC had touched on this about a week ago, but it appears to be building, and I’m sure there’s a big story brewing here …..

    ” Euro 2012: Dutch threaten to walk off pitch over racist abuse after black players are targeted during training ”

    ” Black players in the Dutch squad were subjected to “monkey chants” from supporters of Wisla Krakow during open training at the Polish club’s stadium on Wednesday, according to the midfielder.

    Van Bommel said he led the players to the other end of the pitch after the chanting from around 500 fans as the squad ran past during two warm-up laps. The incident occurred just hours after the Holland squad had visited the World War Two concentration camp at Auschwitz, which is close to Krakow. ”

    etc.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/euro-2012/9318225/Euro-2012-Dutch-threaten-to-walk-off-pitch-over-racist-abuse-after-black-players-are-targeted-during-training.html

    Mutliculturalism: the biggest breeder of racism.

  5. If a nation was a human body then the media is the nervous system. The body can’t function in an adaptive way if the nervous system isn’t reporting the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    The only thing more important overall than control of the media is bankstering – as bankstering provided the money to buy up the media.

  6. With enough googling you can find just about anything you’d ever want to stream for free. With hdmi output on the computer who needs cable or satellite.

  7. “Perhaps one day in the near future the only people who will still be watching Chris Matthews or Lawrence O’Donnell will be a niche audience who subscribes to their feed not all that different from OD readers.”

    Nah… OD readers THINK.

    You can’t say the same for a liberal. Brain dead idiots, the whole lot of ’em.

  8. The written word centralized power, the printing press decentralized it. The broadcast centralized bower, the internet decentralized it.

    The internet, deus ex part deux.

  9. Its building.

    The next “entertainment” collapse will be multicultural European Football … what are blacks during in Europe anyway?

    Euro 2012: no Uefa investigation into alleged racist abuse towards black Holland players during training in Krakow – Uefa have “no plans” to launch an investigation into allegations Holland’s black players were racially abused during a training session in Krakow.

    etc.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/euro-2012/9318781/Euro-2012-no-Uefa-investigation-into-alleged-racist-abuse-towards-black-Holland-players-during-training-in-Krakow.html

    It will be interesting to see how many teams pull out.

  10. I turned cable off over a year ago. I use Roku, PS3, and Neflix, and local airwaves. I miss none of it, and when I do see regular TV I am amazed, AMAZED, at the crap and interracial BS.

    I would / will never allow my kids access to TV, and they will never set foot in a public school.

  11. Hunter: Why is it that the biggest audience of the blockbuster franchise super-hero movies are young, conservative men? Yes, most of the super-heros are white men but there is always a Magic Negro to “figure things out.”

    Riddle me that!

  12. I stopped watching TV almost over night when I finally got broadband.

    And within three months, I learnt that global warming is a lie, how money is really created, that vaccines murder and don’t protect, etc.

    The only way to get me back to watch TV would be at gunpoint, and even then I am not sure I would not prefer a bullet in my head.

  13. It’s deus ex machina, itz.

    Definition of DEUS EX MACHINA
    1
    : a god introduced by means of a crane in ancient Greek and Roman drama to decide the final outcome
    2
    : a person or thing (as in fiction or drama) that appears or is introduced suddenly and unexpectedly and provides a contrived solution to an apparently insoluble difficulty

  14. Speaking of the boob tube, Greek boob tube atchers saw a large lady leftist blowhard (who is constantly on TV) ,Liana Kanelli, get some from a Golden Dawn rep. Elias Casidiaris.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjvTwa0bAnQ&feature=related

    That is just a short clip. The media have had a field day with it, but the comments and the general feeling is one of laughter at the woman (many are sick of her). He was provoked of course, but that doesn’t matter. Most commenters have been laughing at the gracchites getting their comeuppance and not feeling bad about the slaps.

  15. LOL! I have no idea what they’re saying but I’m imagining how much I would love to see a “neo-nazi” slap around the yentas on the view.

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