Low Information Corner: Majority Would Commit “Netflix Adultery”

I was planning to initiate a new feature on The Teri O’Brien Show yesterday, but we were so loaded with actual information that I didn’t have time to do it. I was thinking of calling it “The Stupidest Story of the Week,” or “Dumb and Dumber,” but you get the idea. The focus would be the sort of stories that shows that ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and similar dangerous (dangerous because they allow lo-fos to think that they actually know what’s going on) over-the-air, last-century outlets highlight. Here’s this last week’s from yesterday’s stack, “51% Would Commit Netflix Adultery, Survey Says.”

There’s nothing like a riveting cliffhanger to leave you wanting more.

And when you’ve got the next episode right at your fingertips, watching it right away can be very tempting.

Doing just that without waiting for your significant other is a new form of cheating dubbed by New York Magazine as Netflix Adultery. And in a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Netflix, 51% of those in a relationship would “cheat” on their spouse/partner/significant other by streaming a TV program that was intended to be watched together.


This was big news on all the afore-mentioned low-information sources of “news.” And we wonder why people think Benghazi is the hot new restaurant Barack and Mooch visited on their last date night?



  1. Good choice! Isn’t it amazing how last century media like over the air radio focuses on garbage like this story to the exclusion of the actual news?

  2. No. A low information voter is one who can name all the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and, if we’re lucky, one Supreme Court Justice, but not her Congressman.

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