Monday, May 17, 2010

Is it really News?

I really don't like watching or reading the news. I get calls now and again from the NY Post wanting me to subscribe to their newspaper and when I say I'm not interested they ask stupid questions like, "Well how do you get your news?"

My answer..."I don't."

And that's actually the truth. I do not like watching the news and I haven't read a newspaper in years. But that brings up an interesting question...What is newsworthy? Not half the things I see on the news when ken is watching it. I do hear the news from time to time when Ken has it on and I happen to be in the same room with him. That's actually enough of the news for me.

There's hardly ever anything worth watching on the news anymore. If I want to really know something, I'll Google it.

This morning on the news while Ken was watching it I saw they were talking about Tiger Woods Mistress is going to be posing for Playboy. Ok, so what? Who cares? Is that really newsworthy? I don't think so. I think things like that should stay in those celebrity gossip mags like, Star and The Globe. I know I don't care and it's not really news.

I don't care how many times Lindsay Lohan has been drunk this week, or how many shots Britney Spears had with some guy last night. That is not news!

The oil spill, 911, people getting robbed and shot in my neighborhood, is crime up in my local area....that is news.


  1. Mary, I have to say it - the US news coverage is shocking. You're right - you really don't have anything interesting on your news. We have MUCH better news coverage down here and learn about things happening worldwide as well as locally.

    Whenever we visit the US we're starved for news by the time we get home.

  2. Well at least I know there are places that know how to cover the news the right way. :)


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