B&S TV Investigations
We're all Nipple-Pinching, Effing Doomed - NOT!
Unlike other comedy news shows, each Bait and Switch TV episode examines one controversial topic in tremendous detail. Then, this new INTERNET TV CHANNEL encourages the audience on BOTH sides of an episode's controversy to get involved and act on the issues via LIVE ONLINE DEBATES and various pro and con ACT UP! efforts organized, tracked, and implemented from this baitandswitchtv.com website. We also provide COMICAL ONLINE GAMES tied to each TV episode/controversy, some of them multiplayer games, that allow you to interact with other viewers.
What this TV channel does is continually put a controversy in focus while asking the audience to consider:
HOW DO ANY OF US KNOW WHAT'S TRUE ANYMORE?
We collect and organize deep-dive evidence and positions on both sides of an issue for your review, never dumbing it down, and deliberately punching it up with levity, animation, and music to help make some dire or dreary news and views easier to consume. Then we schedule LIVE DEBATES with experts on both sides of the issues we examined in the TV shows to INCLUDE you in the conversation. This allows YOU to interview the experts and policy makers directly. You can also use our HEATED DEBATES to interact with other viewers and points of view, or vote on the issues.
Unlike mainstream news gatherers, we trust you, the audience, to stick with the investigation of a complex, longterm issue with the option of learning more and getting personally involved. Then we invite you to actually get involved with these issues and controversies, which affect us all, when the outcome or direction of the controversy matters to you.
WHO'S TELLING ME WHAT TO EAT OR THINK OR DO ?!?
In our first episode on the US meat, poultry, and dairy food supply, Bait and Switch TV does not suggest you stop being an omnivore, or that you buy only organic goods. We don't even mention organic food in the show. Truly, we want you to think and decide for yourself. However, we do tell you in some detail what is IN this food supply and how some of it is manufactured. A lot of the ingredients in meat production ARE being tested on you. These compounds, drugs, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, and technologies may or may not be safe, but the FDA recently passed the NO LABELING LAW, that states that you have NO RIGHT TO KNOW if you're eating cloned meat or dairy. Whether you think cloned or genetically-engineered food experiments are a good or bad thing, this is still America and you DO have a right to know.
So one of the Act Up efforts is geared toward overturning the NO LABELING LAW. Another is directed at supporting the current Antibiotics Misuse Bill --Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act. The goal is to put an end to the dangerous overuse of important human antibiotics in the feed and water of animals that are not sick, just to fatten them up, which is an indisputable contributor to the emergence of antibiotic resistance in humans and critters alike.
WHAT'S THE SLANT?
To be clear, we are a PRO science, technology, and innovation investigative and creative group. In our epigenetics episode, we firmly support and herald new, emerging therapies for disease treatment. And our nanotechnology episode is shaping up to be a very positive examination of advancements that will make an important difference in the lives of countless people around the world.
DEMOCRACY IS MORE THAN TOEING A POLITICAL PARTY'S LINE
In our second episode, we take on the financial crisis and there is much evidence to support the view that both political parties have been attending the Federal Reserve's big money bash these many years. So, on the political spectrum, there are countless controversies to bone up on, most of them anything but black and white. Because there is so much divisiveness over so many of these issues, Bait and Switch TV strives to find the path on which opposing positions can meet, laugh, and together, find inroads to the decision-making structures that only seem to serve lobbyists and power brokers. We need to stand together! There is so much at stake now, and the time has come to take a firm hold on our democracy, out health, our sciences, and our economy, or lose it all.
Our US constitution and free market system have led to the greatest individual liberty, prosperity, freedom, power, honor, and security ever known to humankind. But the people in this country are considered too stupid to understand "the issues", and so many mainstream depictions of the controversies and important issues in our cultural landscape are either polarized to the point of absurdity or dumbed down to the point of irrelevance, allowing only those in power to have access to the facts to re-purpose as they wish. We can do better than this!
Let's become more informed, to laugh and learn together, and to be more directly engaged in our representational democracy. This is how TV can become truly interactive! Let's stand behind the American belief in a free-market supply and demand system, but one that also advocates an informed populace, fairness, and a capitalism enacted with conscience and integrity.
WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS
To the left are some of the controversies and issues Bait and Switch TV is working on--feel free to debate and comment on these issues (and episodes) in our HEATED DEBATES forum, make requests (we're listening!), suggest other episode topics, upload videos, jokes, and political cartoons, help with research, become a sponsor, and/or send us information! We want to be a reflection of what our viewers/users think and feel!
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