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Old 10-12-2017, 02:42 PM
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Local cable channel, Fox Hews, BBC America, FBC for financial news - no internet...
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:53 PM
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Sometimes when I travel, I watch FOXNews (under duress) because that's what's always on in hotel breakfast rooms. I think they won't sell hotels a make-your-own Belgian waffle station without a pledge to have their flatscreens play only FOXNews. (Maybe they'll repo the waffle irons if guests report that CNN or GMA was playing instead).
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:55 PM
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Sometimes when I travel, I watch FOXNews (under duress) because that's what's always on in hotel breakfast rooms. I think they won't sell hotels a make-your-own Belgian waffle station without a pledge to have their flatscreens play only FOXNews. (Maybe they'll repo the waffle irons if guests report that CNN or GMA was playing instead).
I never travel without foam earplugs for the reason you mention.
Also airports ... I insert the plugs when I get near it and remove them after I've left the destination airport.

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Old 10-12-2017, 03:03 PM
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Been using foam earplugs only for sleep--might follow your lead...
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:01 PM
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I stopped watching news and reading the newspaper nearly 20 years ago... I just realized that I never felt very good after ingesting the media's version of what was important.

So, I stopped. Nowadays, social media makes it more difficult to not get sucked in to some adverse drama, but at the same time, if something's SO IMPORTANT that all my friends are commenting on it, then I'll check it out.

It is quite difficult to get the facts on any issue without having to deal with whatever "slant" the source is putting on the story...

Oh... by the way? I feel a LOT better when I'm not involved with "headlines" every day...
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:06 PM
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Drudge Report for me, they don't write any news, they just link it. So one reads articles from Wall Street Journal, NY Times etc. etc.

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Old 10-12-2017, 04:28 PM
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:58 PM
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I don't watch TV; rather I haven't for 25 or 30 years.
The last thing I watched on TV (at a friend's house) was the World Trade Center towers falling down.
On the Internet I go to BBC, NPR, and Aljazeera for stories likely to have excessive western bias.

I dislike the whole idea of those customizable "news" feeds that only show you what you like, or block subject X and Y.
I feel an obligation to be at least minimally informed of hard news stories.

That said I have no interest in popular celebrity news, I mean gossip, so I skip over those stories.
Actually I don't consider that to be news.
I almost never know whom someone is talking about if the conversation is about famous entertainment folks.
I don't mind being ignorant about this topic.
I'm curious which feeds you're referring to. Agree it's not a great plan to edit sources. Editing topics (celebrity) is a must.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:09 PM
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I'm curious which feeds you're referring to.
None in particular.
It's the idea itself of demoting news to a shopping experience of preferences that bothers me.

We are moving away from being well informed.
A well informed citizenry is good for a democracy.

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Old 10-12-2017, 05:31 PM
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None in particular.
It's the idea itself of demoting news to a shopping experience of preferences that bothers me.

We are moving away from being well informed.
A well informed citizenry is good for a democracy.
I’m not sure I understand how this is any different than making the decision to purchase The NY Times, Washington Post, or The Wall Street Journal and then choosing specific articles to read in newsprint format. When I use an aggregator I don’t select stories, I set my preferences to a group of news outlets that I trust and like. I also have a couple I dont typically like so I can check out countervailing views. It is true I filter out celebrity, sports and other “soft” news, but I dont restrict International, National, Financial, etc.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:33 PM
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I never travel without foam earplugs for the reason you mention.
Also airports ... I insert the plugs when I get near it and remove them after I've left the destination airport.
Do you wear earplugs because of fox news or cnn?. I missed the jist of the post. Because I've never seen Fox News at the gate TV at a domestic airport... Any airport for that matter. I think most of CNN viewership is from airports.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:35 PM
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I gotta say, I don't watch the news anymore. It's so freeing and just too depressing and unsettling to follow right now.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:52 PM
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Do you wear earplugs because of fox news or cnn?. I missed the jist of the post. Because I've never seen Fox News at the gate TV at a domestic airport... Any airport for that matter. I think most of CNN viewership is from airports.
I wear earplugs because I object to any media being forced down my throat.

If a restaurant or bar has a TV on I'll leave.

Even just waiting at line at a bank we're being forced to watch media.
I've seen people driving cars watching movies on screens ... not just the kids in the rear seats.
And don't get me started on texting while driving.

Whatever happened to just being alone with your thoughts, or experiencing what is happening to you and around you at the time?
Be here now, and all that.

No, everyone must be plugged into social media or be consuming entertainment every moment.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:59 PM
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Yep, that's why I asked.
Often I read about the dearly departed here before I hear about it anywhere else.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:34 PM
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Washington Post, NY Times, WSJ, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera America, Reuters, CNN, FOX on occasion, Local CBS affiliate, Florida Today, contacts i still have from my old biz.

I won't go near any extreme right or left outlets.
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