can you check this short letter?
This letter is in response to the recent Mark Murray's article 'Why TV is bad for us?' from last Saturday's newspaper. I see his point but I have many objections.
First of all, Mr Murray states
(you used "says and mentions in next paragraph") that TV encourages us to be lazy. It sounds quite convincing but there are many examples like fitness shows or sports programs which encourage
us to spend our time actively.
Secondly, he says TV gives us a trivial version of the news. That’s an interesting point of view, but without television we wouldn't have breaking news or weather forecasts
which are really needful.
Next, Mr Murray mentions that we don't use our brains when we watch TV. He can't really mean that - TV is now full of documentaries, quiz shows and political debates which provoke our brains to work so hard.
Finally, he says that TV teaches young people that violence is always the best answer. I don't agree with this statement - we can find many educational programmes which show that there is many other ways than violence of resolving conflicts.