StillWondering, I agree with you up to a point; here’s where our paths diverge: Hate, however damaging a condition it might be, is at least an honest one. One can sincerely hate another.
I spent more than 25-years in radio and television. I didn’t meet enough honest or sincere people to field a basketball team. I have come to wholeheartedly agree with ex-Pro Wrestler Mick Foley’s assertion: Real Life is Faker than Pro Wrestling. Like Pro Wrestlers, these “hate hosts” have no real convictions. They’re just out to generate “heat” (as Foley would phrase it).
I no longer own a working television; I would only use it during the Masters and the British Open anyway. Talk Radio - especially so-called Christian Talk Radio (where I spent the last years of my broadcast career before I quit in disgust) - is completely worthless. If it wasn’t for the local EWTN radio station, I’d rip that sucker out of my dashboard. Father Groeschel and Simonetta doing the Rosary make it worthwhile to keep the radio in there.
When you consider St Paul’s words “… brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things,” there just is no reason to mess with radio or tv.