You're a pretty liberal guy, and I thought liberals are all for allowing people to do whatever they want as long as it doesn't endanger others. Â I'm understand how televisions and cellphones might annoy you, but they are certainly not placing anyone in harm's way. Â This sounds like a little bit of "Not in My Backyard" gone out of control; it's alright if others are inconvenienced, as long as it isn't you.
Well what you thought you thought about liberals is probably wrong. I don't know that cell-phones and televisions have much to do with politics (in fact I don't know that politics has much to do with politics), as much as they have to do with common courtesy and individual restraint. As for "harms way", I say that televisions and cellphones certainly place people in the way of harm -- it's just that, unlike a car wreck or bullet to the chest, it's a slow death of the intellect and social ties.