Is watching television permissible in Islam?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from Pakistan, in:
Religious Authority: 
Muhammad Imran Attari
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
Is watching television permissible in Islam?

Watching TV is an addiction that is hard to get rid of. It destroys morality and modifies your ideas in an imperceptible way to the points of view presented on it. TV is destroying Islam in particular. Anti-Islamic elements are using it to lure Muslims away from the Islamic ideology. As a satanic instrument, it tries to present Islam in a modern way, thus distorting it.