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Old 01-05-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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I read the Guardian and the New York Times for general news and the Seattle Times for local news. I also like the Democracy Now! and Al Jazeera websites a lot and read them every day.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:39 AM
 
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When I was a kid (back in The Oligocene) I threw paper routes - using my own power - AKA a route bike.

It was still the golden age (1970s).

Now?

I see "amigos" driving the routes, folding the papers while driving. Lots of papers thrown into gutters, bushes, the wrong driveway, etc. What a joke.

And the papers themselves are complete rubbish.

No more home delivery here ... thankyouverrymuch.
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Fox news is all I need. Okay I'm being sarcastic. I just watch our local news to see how many killings took place today. I rarely read newspapers opting to be active instead. Most of the time I'm in my own happy little world until World News comes on with that eye candy David Muir. Then my happy little insulated world collapses for awhile. Real life is depressing. I'll create my own little paradise and forget about it most of the time. Does anyone else feel like the world has gone crazy, or is it just me?
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Fox news is all I need. Okay I'm being sarcastic. I just watch our local news to see how many killings took place today. I rarely read newspapers opting to be active instead. Most of the time I'm in my own happy little world until World News comes on with that eye candy David Muir. Then my happy little insulated world collapses for awhile. Real life is depressing. I'll create my own little paradise and forget about it most of the time. Does anyone else feel like the world has gone crazy, or is it just me?
Not just you. dh and I must say it at least once a day: The world has gone crazy or The world has turned upside down.

There isn't much we can do about it either. I remember a few years ago some "kid" on CD was asking about life back in the 50s and 60s and I said that there was only ONE murder that I could ever remember hearing about in our part of the state. ONE.

He didn't believe me and accused me of making it up. Maybe we could have a thread on something like this. I just don't want it to turn political.

But what's the point of reading the newspaper or watching tv to learn about all the crime that takes place these days? It's upsetting. Can we stop it? Not really.

If I find a story of interest in Current Events on CD, I'll go and look it up online. I'll also watch BBC news. Beyond that, if it's just going to be murders and other crimes, they can keep it!
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:22 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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So nightlysparrow, do you actually subscribe to them? Because I don't think you can get full access to most unless you subscribe. 23+ is so many---which ones are your favorite?
Most that require subscriptions do allow x number (varies) of free full articles to be read each month, so I'm content with that. I am thinking about subscribing to the Washington Post, though, which I consider to be superior even to the New York Times.

Some I look at:

Washington Post
New York Times
CBS, NBC, ABC---local
CBS, NBC,ABC---national
NPR News
CNN
Los Angeles Times
Chicago Tribune
Ventura County Star
BBC News
The Times UK
The Guardian UK
The Telegraph UK
Reuters US & UK
Daily Mail UK
The Independent UK
Kaiser Health News
LA Curbed
Wired
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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I have fond memories of lazy weekends filled with the Sunday paper. I read it all. Leisurely.

Now that we have internet, I am aware of how out of date that newspaper was. With the Internet, news is very current, and I choose which ads I want to see.

I read our local TV affiliates online web sites - KOMO, KIRO, and KING. Occasionally I watch the news streamed to our TV.

Our town has some Facebook pages that are let me know what is going on in our community - businesses opening/closing, traffic accidents, road conditions, power outages, etc.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:32 PM
 
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Thanks so much, everyone. You've made me feel much better about stopping the paper. I think I will enjoy my online reading so much more than suffering with the dying local paper.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:54 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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As much as I'd like to stick my head in the sand like an ostrich, I know it's important to know some of what goes on in the world. Haven't watched TV news for years, but did subscribe to Newsweek and now TIME. All my life I've had a daily newspaper. But the newspaper continues on its downward spiral. The writing in the Atlanta paper is nowhere near as good as the NY Times. They keep recycling the same articles over and over. Recently the feature article at least once a week has been about a prison doctor who didn't practice good medicine. I'm getting sick of reading about him! Surely there is other news. And between Christmas and New Year, they keep rerunning articles that were previously published. For the last week there weren't even any letters to the Editor---just an editor's note about changes that would come on the website.

Have always had home delivery 7 days a week. But the paper has whittled to about 15 pages total on weekdays. Just not that much to read. I can stop the subscription and read some of the stuff online for free. People here on CD on the Atlanta forum even link to articles. Not sure about subscribing to the NY Times since I wouldn't be interested in some of their local news or the society people or even the arts (I am interested in the arts, but not their local arts---would make me too jealous!).

So---all of you of a certain age who also grew up reading the paper---are you still? Alternative sources for getting the news?
Used to read the newspaper but after years just quit doing it as it cost too much.


I get my news from various sources, I do Facebook for

KATU (And sister station KOMO in Seattle)
KGW
KOIN
FOX12


Huff and Post (No better than the "National Enquirer")
NY Post
Slate.com
Salon.com (Talk about anti-white!)
The Daily Beast
US News/world report
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:02 PM
 
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I grew up on the NY Times Sunday edition. I have little to no use for the sound bites offered by network news. I get my news online from various sources including the NY Times and Washington Post. For further commentary and analysis I watch PBS and the Sunday morning news shows, and listen to NPR. When I want an "outsider's" perspective I look to the various European news sources. Last but not least because I need a little satire in my life to pull it all together, I read Andy Borowitz in the New Yorker.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I watch CBS news every morning, I like Charlie Rose and they do around the world in 90 seconds in the first few minutes with snippets of the latest news. I watch the first half hour but may watch more depending on their guests. Today their medical consultant demonstrated how being able to get out of a seated position from the floor with no hands or one hand is a marker for longevity.
I saw this too. I immediately got down on the floor to try it.

CBS news is background noise for me while I have my coffee and read the New York Times online. I subscribed (a present to myself) about a year ago. It's only $15/month.
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