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||[Apr. 6th, 2010|11:52 am]
If there' s a breaking news story, do you check online for current details or do you turn on the radio or TV?
I look online as I don't own a TV and I sit in front of a computer for 98% of my waking moments.
When Michael Jackson died, I heard the news buzzing around the office. I assumed that this was just the latest Michael Jackson joke, but I thought I'd Google it just in case. I stared watching Google news as the reports came in, were nullified and then corrected.
I wasn't moved. I can't think of one Michael Jackson song.
Similarly, I didn't know about the Haiti earthquake until that weekend when I was at a friend's house and saw it on TV. That didn't move me either. It's not that I don't have sympathy for the Haitians. I do. I think the earthquake is a horrible tragedy and the loss of life is grievous. What turned me off from the whole event was how Obama wanted to send billions of dollars in aide, yet he continues to increase taxes and spend money at an unprecedented rate, tanking our economy on the double quick.
It may seem petty and harsh to be so cold as to let politics get in the way of a human disaster, but there is more to the situation than meets the eye. Private citizens may give what they like, but national policy is something that affects all of us in the nation.
Obama's destructive policies have left a bitter taste in my mouth.
"I can't think of one Michael Jackson song"
I can, It's Micheal Jackson's song This is it, it's the one that goes hee...hee...hee I love little naked boys, hee...hee...hee. I paid them off to not say I molested them hee...hee...hee. The cops can't touch me but I can touch myself and little boys too hee...hee...hee.
Edited at 2010-04-08 02:58 am (UTC)
Which do you think is more efficient? I'm personally for the computer. It's easier to find a non-partisan source of information.
You mean like, say, Daily Kos?
Computer. For sure. I mean, sometimes I'll hear about something on the news or on the radio, or even in one of those old school newspapers! But if I want to actually KNOW about it I go online. That way you can see all the different opinions and sides to each story, and form a better view of what happened. It's dangerous to just hear things from the same source all the time. Chances are the same source will always have the same bias, and they will pass it along to you!