good books will speak to you... what pops up on google is curated, but the 1st 10 or so links are advertising or subsidized. so merely scroll past those, this isn't rocket science, anyone who knows how to use a web browser should know how to find actual information and not subsidized links. google is not the only search engine, but it has become a verb for search. when I say google I mean search. learn how to actually phrase a meaningful query, you can use keywords to include and minus keywords to exclude, you can use colon to search specific domains. ie :tdpri.com and exclude all others. You can do reverse image searches. none of these tools are available on tv to narrow your search. TV is broadcasting, it throws a wide net of shallow depth. The only reason tv exists is to sell you something. any information you may receive is the worm on the hook. It is difficult to discuss television with people who don't even analyze what the medium, is, why it exists, what is used for..etc. most folks are consumers, they think television is the show they are watching and don't have the tools, or the desire to understand anything beyond the scan lines bouncing off their retinas. and any critcism of the medium is of course perceived as an attack on their choices in life which puts people in a defensive posture and turns off their abilities to understand as they are to busy formulating a defensive argument to preserve their favored sacrament and point of view. I am lucky, I was born before tv was ubiqitous and understand how the world was before 24/7 tv, internet etc. Entertained to death is an appropriate description of modern culture. any knowledge you derive from television is incidental and was likely not intentional. Television is a system designed to propagate programming, be it social, propaganda, capitialism, fast food, social justice, building support for the latest war, destroying the narrative of the last war, or convincing you, you need x,y and z to fix the problems in you life and to keep up with your celebrity favorites. but you just see it as a fun interesting program on how japanese beetles mate. That is intentional, if you are aware of the tangential and direct manipulation going on you will be harder to manipulate. its just TV, why do you think the general population is so passive?