“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
Television is a propaganda machine. Through out the history,it is used by the system to propagate their body of lies and to manufacture a favorable consent to justify the state terror. The people who barks from the air conditioned studio rooms are even comparing themselves to the martyrs and taking the criticism as a badge of honor. The target audience of the mainstream TV is the middle class, who with insecurities lives in a castle made up of prejudices and stereotypes. The TV anchors,sensationalize the news and feed the news by topping it with favorable ingredients such as patriotism,nation security,morality etc.
The song ‘Vicarious’ by tools beautifully portrays these TimesNow/Zee News/News X alike Disney world of story telling.
“Stare like a junkie into the TV
Stare like a zombie
While the mother holds her child Watches him die
Hands to the sky crying ‘Why, oh why?
‘ Because I need to watch things die From a distance”