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.


Dale Price said...

For whatever I did, my apologies. I can be quite unpleasant and self-absorbed at times. So much so that I am at a loss as to what I did to give offense--as it is on this occasion.

If you could at least let me know what it was so that I can perhaps take steps to correct it, I would be thankful.


Bear said...

Offense? You have never given me any offense. I have always enjoyed reading your thoughts, even on the occasions when I have disagreed.

If this is about me stepping away from facebook- that is something I do from time to time. Every now and then, the swamp just gets a little too much for me, I find myself spending too much time there, and I back away for a while.