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?