Other Politics

Skyangel (cue Godlight!)

We got a bit of junk mail the oth­er day, you remem­ber junk mail? The kind you get in your actu­al, phys­i­cal, RL mail­box? It was from Skyan­gel, a “a com­plete sys­tem of fam­i­ly-friend­ly tele­vi­sion & radio chan­nels.” It seems to be a satel­lite sys­tem to which you can sub­scribe for just $150 a year.

What do you get for that? Well a lot of radio sta­tions with “God” in them. But on the tele­vi­sion side, you get twen­ty “fam­i­ly-friend­ly chan­nels,” includ­ing such pleas­ing favorites as: Hall­mark Chan­nel, PAX, HGTV, Spir­it, Wor­ship Chan­nel, Faith TV, Total Liv­ing Net­work, Lib­er­ty Chan­nel, Cor­ner­stone, Gold­en Eagle (per­haps their cor­po­rate tune is voiced by John Ashcroft?), and Catholic Fam­i­ly­land.

And, actu­al­ly, I don’t have a prob­lem with any of that. Got $150 burn­ing a hole in your pock­et and an extra dish? Go to town. Enjoy your fam­i­ly-friend­ly pro­gram­ming.

What I do have a prob­lem with is their sole “news” chan­nel. Fox News. Because, of course, it is fair and bal­anced. And so fam­i­ly-friend­ly.

How do you help peo­ple if they can’t see you because of the blind­ers?

By Danny

My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.