I turned off the television news many years before that.
Earlier this year, I unplugged from Twitter, my main news feed, because it had become ridiculous. I knew more about what was going on than most, but the alarming descent from argument with a hint of debate to simply positional propaganda, regardless of topic, was too steep and too much.
A few months ago, I added the FoxNews feed to a web home page, just to at least know what some of the current headlines were with, perhaps, the least liberal of propaganda perspectives.
Alas, no. Here's today's list of important news items:
- "We're not giving up!" How's that for positioning? I dislike Trump immensely, and hate Mrs. Clinton even more. But that's quite the spin on a headline about a "path to victory."
- Indecent Proposal. See previous.
- Historic Rape Ruling. Is this in the top three of important happenings in the wolrd? Why do we have to promote rape?
- Bob Dylan Slammed. I personally find this humorous. If I were shunned like the Nobelers, I'd like to think that I would act Nobler. Why should he be slammed? He didn't ask for this and probably doesn't want it. If I refuse to go to your party, don't talk bad about me on Facebook.
- This Bribe's for you. More titillation in the top ten.
- Police fear missing teen. Sad. But again, why is this top ten news?
- Photos: Loose emu. This I gotta see.
- Rolling Stone writer recalls the moment. Wait. Isn't this rewriting history? Did not the author blatantly fabricate this story to an end? Was not the author caught in this fabrication? Didn't the world shrug a big "who cares?" because even the idea of rape was, to her, more important than the students whose lives were ruined by false allegations? See Matthew Shepard, of whom Mrs. Toadroller's catholic alma mater put on a play in tribute. Diversity trumps truth.
We've always been at war with East Asia.