Saturday, June 6, 2009

Why don't I read the news anymore?


What is my problem? Our president is fairly rad. There's debate about the Supreme Court (I love the Supreme Court.)

But at some point in the last three months, I stopped reading the news regularly. Even though I am interested in world events, even though it informs my work as a writer, even though I feel slightly ashamed not to keep up, I avoid it and read a book, or webcomic, or what have you. I've been going through some different transitions, and priorities and habits get confused, but this is unacceptable.

Today, I will read the New York Times - at their website. The Google Reader kind of kills the fun of reading the news:


(I'm never hooked by headlines - maybe that's why I'm terrible at writing them).

Tomorrow, I will put my stationary bike together and watch the news. Or get on the treadmill. Or something. (Boy, it's nice to have this stuff at home. Thanks, disposable income + privilege!)

Yesterday, a friend mentioned Obama's speech in Cairo, and I barely knew enough to contribute my opinion. I've been going through some transitions, and priorities and habits get confused, but this is unacceptable. That ends today.

1 comment:

  1. If you want a good writen news source to show up in your google reader you might check out Al Jazeera English.

    They do a good job of being balanced and are generally a day ahead of the American news.

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