When you are forced to watch CNN and other TV programming: No, you cannot just change the channel, and you cannot turn the TV off. WHY???
You are sitting in a waiting room for an appointment to see your doctor, or dentist while the TV is on showing you CNN or the View, or some other show. You are in a restaurant that has TVs on various channels or you are at the airport where TV screens are showing programming that is not your choice.
Think about it, if you leave your house, it is likely that you will be exposed to TV programming that is not your choice, and you cannot turn the channel nor turn it off. Doesn't this trounce the idea that if you don't like it just turn it off?
Information seeps in consciously and unconsciously through all the various means. This drip, drip of information does seem to have the maximum effect on the young and novice of thought in the development of a particular mindset.
Because of the exposure to mixed messages and misinformation the situation has become ripe for subversive chaos among much of the public that have been lead towards political rage and disrespect. This is why there must be a continued effect to call out fake News and fake rage by the mainstream media.