Wow I'm glad we have a Jeff that is an expert in History sharing his opinion. Oh wait, hes [sic] not. That might be why Jeff's opinion is so incorrect and not historically accurate that ITS [sic] not funny ether. Stick to what you know bud and stfu with what you don't.
NB: You might want to offer a counterargument and some historical background when you make claims like this.
I don't even own a TV. The crap that is on most channels doesn't interest me. I travel quite a bit with my job, and every so often I'll flip on the TV in my hotel room, but every time I do so, I'm still disappointed in what I find; I turn it off and it's back to my laptop.
They cannot simply slip stuff through and hope no one notices nearly as easy as they could in the past. Too many people are watching and information travels too fast these days for that to happen as easily as it used to.
...and then they go to the end-around, as with TPP. "It's so transparent you can't see it!"