There is no way to help you understand why we Americans *insist* on having our freedom.
It's something you either get or you don't.
I just spent the morning dealing with the satellite installer guy. I got sick of the pabulum offered by CNN/MSNBC/Fox, and I expanded my service to include a group of international news channels like France 24 and Euronews. Oddly enough, BBC World News wasn't on offer. But my selection is now much better than before, so that's something.
They wouldn't let me get the international news channels though unless I also subscribed to some sort of cricket channel. That's going to be a waste of $15 a month (I don't comprehend team sports). But at least now I have a 24-hour supply of quality
news on my TV. It'll all be worth it next time some part of the world blows up and CNN decides that the only thing newsworthy is the latest Hollywood fashions.