Now to start this off, I know that the title of this sounds like I am a weird conspiracy theorist with a foil hat on, but I actually am not. I left the hat in the other room. No seriously, I have been studying this for a while, and since what goes on television is always surveyed by the government, I KNOW that what I am saying is true.
Now if you go on BBC (Yeah I am from England but similar shows air in America as well so my point is still valid) you will see loads of normal programs, like Doctor Who, Eastenders or whatever, and then there all these other programs. Some are about the police, and the work that they do to protect the city. Others are about council workers who go and repair houses, or do the plumbing, or stop rat infestations.
If you think about it, it is quite obvious the main reason why these programs air. To make people think that the services provided to you by the council are amazing, and you should always call them if you have a problem, or, of course, pay for some of there other services (a money making ploy).
The main purpose behind this trickery however is to make you blind to all of the terrible work they do. I have actually heard someone say in response to a news article about corrupt policemen ‘Oh but I have seem them do loads of good work on TV’. This is what the council aims to achieve with these programs. Fill your heads with loads of information about all of the good things these companies do, so that you will not pass judgement on all of the bad things they do when you see them on the news.
It is also not unheard of for news articles to be warned by the government not to print things in there papers, and loads of newspapers (especially The Sun) would definitely look the other way if some money was thrown there way. This is not the society we should be living in. We should live in a world of truth. Where if someone makes a mistake, or if someone does wrong, we should know about it. We have a right to know the truth about people who protect us, or the work we pay for.
Thanks for reading,
The Life Poster