Matikan Televisi Anda!

Kill ur Tv“Do you know we are ruled by TV?” (Tahukah anda bahwa kita dikendalikan oleh TV?)
— from the poem An American Prayer by Jim Morrison

 

“They put an off button on the TV for a reason. Turn it off . . . I really don’t watch much TV.” (Mereka memasang tombol off pada TV karena satu alasan. Matikan TV. Saya benar-benar jarang menonton TV).
— President George W. Bush, C-SPAN interview, January 2005

 

“American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television,

more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to

10 years of their lives watching TV.” (Anak-anak dan remaja Amerika menghabiskan waktu 22 sampai 28 jam per minggu untuk menonton TV, waktu yang lebih banyak dilakukan untuk kegiatan-kegiatan lain selain tidur. Pada usia 70 tahun, mereka akan menghabiskan 7 sampai 10 tahun untuk menonton TV).
— The Kaiser Family Foundation

 

“You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.” (Anda menonton TV untuk mematikan otak anda, dan anda bekerja dengan komputer ketika ingin menghidupkan otak anda).


— Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar, in Macworld Magazine, February 2004

“Everybody’s got values . . . The thing that frightens me is the way that an eroding public school system . . . and television on all over the place is leading to a steady dumbing down of the American public and a corrosion of basic critical thinking in the population.” (Setiap orang mendapatkan nilai-nilai… Hal yang menakutkan saya adalah keadaan yang merontokkan sistem sekolah umum… dan televisi di semua tempat mengarah pada pembodohan rakyat Amerika dan pengaratan – perusakan – dasar pemikiran kritis rakyat).

— Jamie Raskin, American University law professor, November 2004 on the Democracy Now! radio program

“Protestant clergy named divorce, negative influences from the media, and materialism as the three greatest threats to families in their communities.” (Pendeta Protestan menyebut perceraian, pengaruh-pengaruh buruk media, dan materialisme sebagai tiga ancaman terbesar terhadap keluarga-keluarga dalam komunitas mereka).
— from an Ellison Research study of 695 Protestant church ministers nationwide, October 2004

“The media can wreak great harm on the family when it offers an inadequate or even distorted vision of life, of the family itself and of religion and morality.” (Media bisa menimbulkan bahaya besar bagi keluarga ketika menawarkan pandangan yang tidak utuh atau bahkan jungkir balik tentang kehidupan, baik dalam konteks keluarga itu sendiri, maupun konteks agama dan moralitas).


— Pope John Paul II, May 2004

 

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