I try to read the paper every day. Yeah, I only read one, but the crap they put in it is all I can take for one day. I read some web news, like Drudge and Yahoo News. I watch TV; that’s where I get most of my news. I read a few different blogs – holy mackerel, there are some wing nuts out there in cyberspace! How do you pick and choose? How do you know what’s spin and what’s unwashed truth?
The problem as I’m seeing it right now though is where I should get my news. People I regularly converse with tell me all kinds of things about the news. “Fox is too conservative.” “CNN is too liberal.” “Bloggers don’t have a clue.” So where do you go to get just plain news? No spin, no bullshit; just plain news?
I try to watch the Sunday morning news shows on the networks; ABC has This Week, whose host, George Stephanopoulos, is the former press secretary for Clinton. If George can’t spin a story then a story can’t be spun! Think about all the crap he had to spin when he worked in the White House!
NBC has Meet the Press, whose host, Tim Russert, has worked for a couple of democrats in the past. Mr. Russert worked as a counselor for Mario Cuomo when he was governor of New York and for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan as Chief of Staff.
NBC has another Sunday morning news show, but I have a hard time listening to Chris Matthews. He seems liking he’s yelling at the world most of the time. I live with three women — I don’t need anyone else yelling at me, so no Hardball for me! I think he might have a little bit of a saliva problem, too.
Besides, Matthews worked for Carter. I was in the military when Carter was president. Did you know that when Carter was president, China called the United States a paper tiger? I’d rather watch Saturday Night Live impersonate him anyway — a lot more fun.