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News Junkies Unite!

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#1 billpocz


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Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:43 PM


I have been blamed for being a news junkie and I was wondering if I was alone with this addiction...

First thing in the morning I read the Drudge Report and Fox News, both onlline.

Later in the morning, I go to Neal Boortz's Web site for very stimulating thoughts on a variety of topics.

Then, mostly back to Drudge and Fox during the day...


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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:44 PM

Yep...Me, too. I check out Drudge and then our local newspapers for news....Unfortunately pretty depressing, though....Then it's off to check sports and see what Roger Clements is doing, now.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:53 PM

I used to be one. "Headline News" was on nearly 24/7, I never missed the local papers, and the worse the news was, the better.

I'm not a junkie now, though. I guess that misery in other people's lives somehow served to lessen the misery in my own. But once I learned that my misery was of my own making, and took the steps necessary to correct that, my interest in the news plummeted. I'll glance at the top stories on the WMUR site every day or two, but that's about as far as my interest in the "news" goes, today.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:02 AM

I'm on digg all the time avoid mainstream media for a few reasons and dont even start me on Fox.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:50 PM

well i don't hold anything off american news channels, but that's probably because i am spoiled by bbc and the german government channels and their excellent news shows. i watch the morning news about two times (they are aired half hourly between 5 and 9 am) and when i am at work and have my break, i check different international news sites too. i don't like slash dot, proly not geek enough :flowers: .

-edit- i used to read all sorts of other pages and a lot of rss feeds, when gotten home at night. i have reduced that though. with internet, its just a tad of an information overflow. i tend to buy weekly magazines like "die zeit" or "der spiegel" too, as it gives me more time :thumbsup: and its more like focussing on the important / major topics. additionally it gives me no time rush and sometimes i read it over a fortnight and just skip one release. its not about how much news you read, its about reading news after all and being aware of the main issues / happenings. just mho.

Edited by Yourhighness, 16 February 2008 - 12:53 PM.

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