14 February 2017

On the topic of 'news'

Yesterday, the radio at work had been set on the news channel. For hour after hour they droned on and on (and on and on and on...) about the meeting between Trump and Trudeau, as they endlessly speculated about what might be happening and what might be the outcome of this meeting. Why didn't they just wait an hour or two, and then report what actually did happen? That was not news. It barely qualified as fantasy.

That, in a nutshell, is why I do not willingly watch or listen to or read the news: because all too often, it isn't.

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