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GladiatorJustin
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dynamicduodebaters
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Is TV a bad idea?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/6/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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GladiatorJustin

Pro

TV is great in all but its just bad for you and your brain and its a waste of time,and can cause brain damage. It also is a bad way to spend money!
dynamicduodebaters

Con

I am going to keep first round acceptance.
Thanks,
DDD
Debate Round No. 1
GladiatorJustin

Pro

GladiatorJustin forfeited this round.
dynamicduodebaters

Con

My opponent has not given a proper argument, but I will.


One of the most important things about TV is that it spreads news. Often people are misinformed about various issues. Lets take kids as an example.


“According to a statement made available after the presentation, the network found that technology and media play a different — and larger — role among “post-millennial” children born after 2005 (kids who are just about turning 9, or younger). That includes a full 35 hours of television a week. In other words, that average kid is spending just as much time watching TV as a French person can legally work in a week. That number represents a 2.2-hour increase since the 2009 survey results, and a 12% increase over nine years.”{1}


While yes, kids will watch mostly unimportant stuff, like Nickelodeon or Teletoon. However, this poll did not show what kids watch, some I am sure twatch news with their parents. So kids AND adults will probably get most of their news from TV News channels, like CNN, FOX and MSNBC.


“More people still turn to television as their primary news source than any other platform, according to a new report from media watchdog Ofcom. The survey of nearly 3,000 adults also found that the BBC was by some way still the most popular single source of news in the UK, as well as rated the “most important”. Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they used TV as a source of news, compared to 40 per cent using newspapers, 35 per cent radio and 32 per cent the internet.” {2}

Now, this is from last year, but I still find it reliable. So my guess that TV is where most people get their news, is correct.

Thanks you. and please vote con.

DDD

{1}http://entertainment.time.com...

{2}http://www.pressgazette.co.uk...




Debate Round No. 2
GladiatorJustin

Pro

GladiatorJustin forfeited this round.
dynamicduodebaters

Con

INTRO/CONCLUSION


Well, my opponent has forfeited the debate with no arguments and therefore, nothing to refute.


WHY I HAVE WON


  • my opponent FF’d

  • I provided a full argument that was a more comprehensive argument than my opponents


Thanks,


DDD
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: Full forfeiture by Pro results in automatic victory for Con.