Television, in my opinion, is used mainly as a marketing tool for who and what we should be. What we eat, drink, and swallow in capsule or tablet form is given to us in the way that ad executives think is most palatable.... just watch exactly what kind of ads are shown during certain types of shows. Shows intended for a black audience have commercials with black actors. Same with soap operas and "lose weight fast!" commercials, because it is assumed that all housewives want to look like so-and-so on the favorite soap, because that woman should want to be so-and-so.
It's not just the ads, it's the programs, too. I do think that TV helps feed us lines of BS images of thin, pretty, attractive, etc. and we're supposed to buy it. It's a stereotype machine, or rather, the programs and ads shown on it are. There are some quality things that are found on TV, but the problem is that there are impressionable people (not just kids and teens) who watch MTV and morning talk shows and simply have never been taught the ability to discern what they should and shouldn't take to heart....
I guess this is more of a rant than a formed argument.... oh well... I'm a victim of a television upbringing, what can I say? LOL.
You are more than the sum of what you consume
Desire is not an occupation