You’ve heard the old trope, “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.” Well, Donald J. Trumpanoia is right about one thing. The media, specifically cable news, is crooked and dishonest and I’m done with it. MSNBC, CNN, HLN, Fox News Channel; I’m finished with them. More and more they’re hiring scabbed over spokespersons from political campaigns and then giving them credibility for their opinions, which are far from honest. They’re trying to sell their party faction, period. Meantime, the news channel owners try to sell “news” on the cheap. In other words, because of layoffs and buyouts on the 24-7 hysteria channels, propagandists are replacing journalists. Donna Brazile being caught as a spy was the last straw for me.
But, I need news, so who makes the cut? Online credible newspapers (pick your favorite, i.e. the one you believe) NPR, Public TV, C-Span, online AP, 538, local newspaper online editions, the Patch, CT Mirror and New Haven Independent (online-only newspapers). I’ll watch the half-hour nightly broadcast network news and local news at 6 p.m. but I never watch even local news just before bed. It’s too disturbing and there’s nothing I can do about it at that hour. I’ll watch genuine breaking news on any device or channel, but most “breaking news” is breaking bullshit. As you can see, there are plenty of news outlets besides those nightly freak-out fear mongering shows . Turn the bastards off. I did.