Kate MacKenzie on Apple’s politics in an age where politics seems to be everywhere, and people see politics even when it’s not there. Popular blogger Jim Lynch cancelled his Apple Music subscription because he saw politics where none exists.
Then yesterday I was looking at “For You” and noticed that there was a playlist of “Essential Feminism Songs”. What? How did that get in there? Apparently, it was part of “Tuesday’s Playlists.”
I’ve terminated my free trial of Apple Music. I have zero interest in seeing any kind of political messages when I want to listen to music, and I’m certainly not going to pay a monthly subscription for that kind of service. If I wanted politics, I’d go to a political news site or something.
Politics is everywhere.
There are times when I’m grazing through cable TV and come across a television show that does not suit my tastes or match my worldview, but instead of cursing the cable TV company, or writing a nastygram to the show’s producers, or writing about the nefarious deed on my blog, I do what every red, white, and true blue American know it all should do. I change the channel. Move along. Nothing to see here.