Future TV: “Full Coverage of the American Elections”
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on November 5, 2008
If yesterday was like Christmas, today is like New Year’s Day: full of promise and a different kind of anticipation. Thank you, John McCain and Barack Obama, for giving speeches that reflected the kind of courageous leadership and commitment to country that you both share.
I spent a lot of time watching the Arabic channels last night – once I started, I was too addicted to stop. And most of the channels had excellent coverage (which I will post about tomorrow.
As for Future TV, whose advertisement promising “full coverage” of the election I mentioned yesterday, here’s what I saw when I turned the channel on around 7:15:
That’s right: a musalsal (soap opera).
And here’s what I saw about an hour later:
Another musalsal. In this scene, the man is listening to a threat that has been recorded onto that most modern of technologies: a Walkman:
And finally, as the Midwestern states started reporting returns, a lively episode of Khallik bil Beit:
Did Future think the election was scheduled for another night?