Why do we have to have these damn constantly running Countdown Timers on TV – cable and broadcast??!!! Do these stations believe that viewers cannot themselves figure out when the next debate or the next shiny thing is coming up – without the blasted count down timers???!!!!
Sure, the TV stations/cable channels for Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others can use these timers but they DO NOT HAVE TO LEAVE THEM UP AND RUNNING!!!!
It is highly irritating and annoying.
Because of those timers, we switch channels/stations to some other station / network who is NOT running those constant timers. This is one of those things that drives viewers to cut the cable cord and watch non-network/cable stations.
For us, we’ll just move to another station that is not using the count down timer constantly. And if we are unsuccessful, well, we can always read what we are looking for on a web site or other news outlet…