TV or Not TV – The Question

I don’t ordinarily watch TV except to view the weather report.

The question is to watch TV or not watch TV during the the two weeks before the coming election.

Do any of us really want to have our ears and eyes assaulted with noxious negative campaign ads?

In an anti-Max Rose TV ad, a woman using the bleeped-out word motherf**ker protested how Rose turned his back on police officers. This made me only want to vote for Max Rose instead of Nicole Malliotakis.

The fact that most white people see nothing wrong with cops using chokeholds alarms me. Max Rose cosponsored a bill against the use of chokeholds.

Am I the only person who thinks there’s something wrong in America when Black individuals don’t have the freedom to walk down the street unharmed?

Max Rose is not the biggest clown that has emerged from the clown car of our elected leaders’ circus.

He represents parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island in the U.S. Congress. He is an Army veteran. In the campaign ads in which he talks to viewers he comes across (IMHO) as aggressive yet accomplished if you can believe his claims.

Max Rose wears a beige sweater in his TV ads.

His opponent Nicole Malliotakis has sunk to a new low by allowing a toilet-mouthed talking head to represent her in the TV ad. The woman shouting obscenities against Max Rose was openly against Black Lives Matter.

Is someone who calls a leader of our government a motherf**ker a credible character witness? People who live on Staten Island should be ashamed that this wonky woman represents them.

I was told Max Rose won the election the first time because he was military. He toppled decades of Republican rule in that district.

Ordinarily I have voted for the Green Party candidate.

Is this what America has come to—people with their hatred of social justice talking loud and proud invading my living room when I want to watch the weather report?

I’m terrified to turn on the TV.

I don’t want a gutter gal with delusions of grandeur parroting hate speech on my TV screen.

Sadly, a political committee pixilated with power could afford to buy air time.

Money equals might in America–and this is the ultimate injustice.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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