We don’t have any over the air, cable or satellite TV. What this means is the only TV we get, is what we choose to stream. It is our normal and we don’t think much about it. If we want TV we have to pick something. We don’t turn it on for background noise, because you still have to pick something that will run continuously. Nor do we have the option of turning it on and flipping through the stations and looking for the best of what is on. I can’t remember how long it has been this way but it is years for us. It works for us.
RangerSir recently had to go to a training for several days out of town. He was a location that had “real” TV. Of the two of us, he is the one who enjoys TV the most and so was looking forward to seeing what we were missing. He came home so glad we had choose no live broadcast TV. He talked about all the primary ads, how many there were, the kinds of material they presented, the tone of politics, and how little real information they gave.
We are not living in a vacuum or so far off line that we are out of touch. We know what is going on out there, because we do watch news, debates and more. We have read up and researched on the candidates positions and history. We watch and read about the world and what is happening and how it impacts people and countries around the world. Maybe during an election cycle, this is one of those times where not having regular TV is not so bad. It forces me to be fully informed and think about what I think we need to do, not what some one tells me needs to be done, with half-truths and twisted facts.