I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school.
I see TV as a picture medium rather than a narrative medium.
If you grow up in a very strong religion like Catholicism you certainly cultivate in yourself a certain taste for the intensity of ideas.
When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
L. Neil Smith