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News is disappearing, along with newspapers.

Reader comment on item: What's a Conservative to Do? Vote for Pence
in response to reader comment: The New York Times? What is the New York Times?

Submitted by Michael S, Dec 1, 2016 at 01:21

Hi, dhimmi no more

I don't read the NYT. I remember David Brooks, from the PBS News Hour, where he was presumably the "conservative" "good cop" vs. Mark Shields. I stopped watching TV altogether, around four months ago.

I think "news" has become a thing of the past, along with newspapers. The Mainstream Media doesn't really report news: They tell you what you want to hear about (which happens to be the thing they've put together a mostly-phony story about, complete with graphics), then give it to you. Nearly always, what they want me to be interested in is so far from what I actually am interested in, that I've just tuned them all out. Nowadays, I just do a search about subjects I really AM interested in, and list the most recent postings. That's what I call "news". The rest is just BS.

Lately, there doesn't seem to be any real news about our new President -- nor about our waning one either, for that matter: It's nearly all speculation and idle gossip. I focus my research around situations overseas, such as the referenda in the EU, the latest madness of R. T. Erdogan, the evolving foreign policies of Egypt, Libya and the UAE, etc. My wife and I have been supplementing this by reading about the Dead Sea Scrolls, and about Paddington Bear. Yes, Paddington -- much more pleasant to read than any news, without a sour aftertaste.


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