(controversial) V-chip that blips out political ads and replaces it by a
soothing screen saver (or something of your liking).
I don’t mind
ads that talk about a candidates track record, their opinion & ideas for the
future. It’s those back to back ads which are 100% categorical opposite, the
back & forth negative campaining that makes me itch. Sure there’s some
truth, some smoke & then some, well you know. These ad campaigns are simply
There’s a lot of talk about decency, morality, ratings
etc. and we now have 5 seconds or more delay in certain broadcasts. They have a
point. There has to be a line somewhere. But how about fitting the shoe to
politics? An FCC TV-PCA rating to protect children & adults from political
campaign ads? Or TV-PTT to filter political trash talk …
healthy to cause conflict, confusion & stress by stretching the truth,
distorting facts, spreading lies, etc.
Needless to say, election day
can’t come soon enough for me.