Why is TV considered a "vast wasteland"?

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  1. David Baranyi

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    In 1961, F.C.C. Chairman Newton Minnow made a famous comment that television is a "vast wasteland." This comment is often used by critics of television to attack the quality of content found in television. Why is television considered a "vast wasteland"? Also, why it had to be television? What about popular books, culture, music, radio, the Internet, etc.?
     
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    Science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon was confronted with the opinion that "95% of science fiction is crap". He replied, "95% of everything is crap". I like to call this bit of wisdom Sturgeon's Law. [​IMG]
     
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    Including our posts? [​IMG]

    If TV is a wasteland, what the hell is the internet?
     
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