Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GETTING BREAKING NEWS

Most people seem to watch their news on TV.  Since I rarely watch regular TV, I no longer have cable ... at either location.  The 5:00 pm news is too early and the 11:00 pm news is too late ... I usually watch mindless Netflix series at night to wind down.  And it is much too graphic for me.

Next way to get news is the paper.  It is a little late but we can read at our own rate.  And it is not as visual.  Years ago Mr. Ralph decided our local paper did not report news, they just wrote their slanted version of what they wanted to write about.  Often changing AP headlines to give people who just browse the bold print a whole different take on what the story was actually about.

I subscribe to my little weekly neighborhood paper to keep up with what's happening at the community level.  Leaders should simply sit down and play chess or poker to make decisions.  Or the leaders should fight each other.  Fencing, perhaps.  In my humble opinion.

Lately, my news checking is limited to about 20 minutes of online reading of the local paper, Wall Street Journal and a local TV station website.

OK.  I'm going to be honest ... I mostly get my news on Facebook.  So if you think there is something I should know, please post it there!

4 comments:

  1. I get the New York Times on my Kindle and my local newspaper on the computer. You can get a lot magazines and newspaper at Kindle. You could also spend some time at your local library. They usually have newspapers from all over. Also find a local restaurant that serves breakfast. They usually have newspapers too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We used to get the WSJ online. And the Honolulu Star. Just too much to read! I think I will get the Maui daily paper when I return. And you are right! The local library has everything!

      Delete
  2. It is much too depressing for me and I used to be so interested in politics. Today someone asked me what I thought Obama's plan with Iran and I simply said,"I don't care." and...I really don't.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree. I only have interest in my community and City news these days.

      Delete