Nothing gets my eyes rolling like a millennial-bashing trend article. It’s the fashion to blame my generation for basically everything because it’s the easy thing to do. It also fits into the grand tradition of older generations taking the crap out of younger generations for not wanting to do things the same way (remember the Generation Gap, baby boomers?) Today’s craft beer and fixed-gear bicycles are yesterday’s fondue and Whole Earth Catalog…
So when I saw this article from the Wall Street Journal, I felt like a big ol’ eye roll was in order. Because apparently, according to the publication, millennials don’t know about TV antennas and that when you hook up your antenna, you have access to free local TV stations.
— Christopher Mims (@mims) August 2, 2017
YOU GUYS. For real? Yeesh…
Now to be fair, the article says that it’s not just millennials that don’t know about free broadcast TV, but the Wall Street Journal does a particularly trolly job of going after young people. According to the NAB statistic sited in the article, almost 29% of ALL Americans don’t know local TV is available free, so it’s not just millennials that don’t know about antennas, although they get all the criticism for their lack of knowledge – go figure (see stats on average WSJ reader.)
Believe it or not, there once was a time when you didn’t need a computer or cable subscription to watch some of your favorite shows. And you still don’t! If you’ve cut the cord and still want your local TV stations, get yourself an antenna, please. Here’s a list of the best TV antennas on the market to get you started.
GET YOUR TV, PEOPLE!