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As I get older I find myself moving more and more away from watching news programs unless there is a specific subject matter that I am interested in seeing.  Not because I want to cut down on my television watching.  I love to watch movies but it’s just that I can’t tell  the difference anymore between the News Media and the National Enquirer.

During this time where this is probably going to be the most important election of US history, some time yesterday, the Media somehow thought it was important enough to be notified of Britney Spears’ appearance on MTV.  For this exact reason, I don’t allow my 11 year old to watch news programs.  Forget about the depressing story lines that they constantly bombard us with, but I teach him that if he wants to research and read factual reports about today’s events, he is better off going to places like the Associated Press online where he will read a report and not a scripted ratings driven entertainment piece of news.

I could be alone here on all this but I personally am very fed up.

Any thoughts??



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 9, 2008
    • I’m so glad someone feels the same way! I totally agree. I’ve told my husband that I’m leaving the room when the national news comes on. I watch my local news sometimes and our local paper is terrible so I agree with getting the real news online or from somewhere other than the television.

      What’s the solution? Is there a way for us to vote with our feet or our pocketbooks? How do we let the media know they need to make a change?



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      Msemacn wrote Sep 9, 2008
    • I agree.  The news is so not the news.  I am like most Americans—I watch the fake news to get most of my news.  The Daily Show is the best news out there.



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      Talkytina wrote Sep 9, 2008
    • Doesn’t it say all when the Daily Show is the best news there is.  At least you can get a laugh right?  So shameful.



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