Junk accumulates, and the same is true of “channels” on the Roku. I click on the ‘add me’ sometimes, then maybe months later get back to deciding if it is a keeper or a tosser. Sometimes the channel has died and doesn’t work at all by then. So today I was doing some housekeeping. First I put all the “local news” channels from around the country in a more or less geographic order (W to E) so I can quickly check on local news when something happens. Somewhere around a dozen that I’d selected from the hundreds available. Then I decided to check a few channels I’d not really done anything with. Did I really need to keep this? Well, I tossed about a dozen. 4 or 5 were just dead now. A few were uninteresting. But two got moved to the top of the queue for more frequent watching.
America’s Survival channel has sections for “Recorded Shows”, “Conference Videos”, and “Guest Videos”. I sampled Guest Videos, and found a gem. Looking at the videos under Recorded Shows, several are dissing Kavanaugh as not conservative enough. Others have names like “The Free Speech Apocalypse” and “Trump’s Enemies – Media Bias Phony Polls & Vote Fraud”.
Under Guest Videos, one featured near the top under a heading of “Capital Research Center” is titled “America Under Siege: ANTIFA” and interviews “name names” from the Right about Antifa. They also did their homework on the history of Antifa and it’s a good introduction to where it came from, who it is connected to (including Democrats & old Weather Underground folks), and where it is going. What I already knew was correctly reported in it, and there were some things I’d not known before.
Their website: https://americasurvival.org/
The other channel is Liberty One TV.
They have a set of 24 “recent episodes” by their regulars. Names like Pete Santilli, Jermain Botsio, Bob Carson, and Jeremy Hanson. (Maybe more, that’s just a random few from the screen open at the moment). Then there’s an “Archiies” set of 150 choices, and a Live section. I didn’t sample their regulars, but a couple of minutes on the “live” show was interesting. But the one that really pulled me in was the lone Intellectual Frogslegs episode they had up under “recent”. (Well, there may be more, I’ve not gone through the whole 150 archives, but at least one more is in Archives). Titled Liberal Farm it was a hoot and a half comedy take-down of the Democratic Party.
As YouTube and Twitter and Facebook attempt to block conservative and Libertarian voices, those voices will just find other platforms. I’m pleased that the Roku looks to be one of them. Anyone can set up a channel, fairly trivially (one kind even has a free self directed web site automated process claiming 5 minutes – it gets ads put in) so it is unlikely to be “policed” out of freedom.
I would suggest to every conservative or libertarian voice that uses any of the “Social Media” platforms: Get yourself a Roku channel set up. It is not expensive nor hard. (Entry level paid channel was something like $40 and then you control the commercials more). Then your reach extends to all sorts of folks, even if all they have is a TV and not a computer or tablet.