CNN and FOX News TV – 7 19 18 – and Hank

It’s the sign of the times, when I  make reference to either TV news station, I am often told that I should be watching the other channel. I recognize that it is useless to try and convince detractors but for the record, here is how I watch both CNN and FOX news tv;

On my cable TV CNN is channel 24 and FOX news is channel 28.  I multi task 3 chores at one time. I have the police radio scanner on, while working on my computer, the tv is in the mute mode and my third eye is glancing at the text scrolling read out on the TV screen which has a description of the topic presently being discussed on the tv show and the current news briefs. While jugging those three chores, when I see an advertisement being displayed on TV I switch to the other channel , alternating between 24 and 28. Right now on channel 24 at 539am 7 19 18 discussion  is on Papa John, and the news brief I missed because an advertisement went on. Now  I switch to 28 and it too has an advertisement, so I leave it on and I will intermittently follow its scrolling text. When I read that a new issue is being discussed, I unmute the tv audio and listen  in while turning the police radio volume down if necessary.,  543am on 28, discussing veteran raises money for bbq trailer and  news brief is california coast opens after fire, and big sur is opening two days before schedule.

I do not vcr tape the two news channels because I find that once I am up on what the current news of the hour is, I can pretty well keep up with any real new breaking news, between advertisements.

Such a procedure hoping between CNN and FOX news is not as spotty as one might think.

On my social media outlets, I invite my readers to post summaries of news and opinions from either tv station.  Let’s  share information and opinions.

It is true that my readers might see more references to opinions,  news or information which I am interested in. If a reader feels that it is important to balance my preferences with other news, he/she should feel free  to post his/her preference of news and opinions.  I do not go out of my way to present both sides of issues at a perfect 100 percent balance.

At this time during our national debate between Republicans and Democrats, I do  find more news worthy interesting, new angles being brought up by cnn as opposed to fox news.,  Tucker had a congressman  from California on last night,  and he held such a weak position on what to do about Trump,  that I decided it was not worth reporting the interview.  Even Carlson asked the congressman if he was “kidding” Tucker, by coming onto the show and proposing such a ridiculous idea about how to handle Trump, that perhaps the interviewee was there to waste everyone’s time. I had consider summarizing the interview injecting my opinion that perhaps Tucker invited this leftist knuckle head because Tucker knew he would present a poor anti Trump strategy.  But, if any reader wanted to post a summary of that interview, even with the reader’s opinion , I would be happy to publish such a contribution.

I do find it hard, to not insert my own opinion about issues, and I am working on such an impulse so as to better reflect my reader’s thought process and not interfere with my readers’  thought processes.  When I butt in on discussions I run the risk of sending the dialogue off in another direction which might impede the direction of an issue. I will try to do better at staying out of reply comments to readers’ opinions.

I hope this all helps us understand what I would really like to see represented on my social media outlets. Having this opportunity to explain my preferences at least helps me reorganize my thoughts on how I would like to interact with my readers.

I admit: I am opinionated  and judgmental. I am not so sure that I can  provide any relief from such a personality disorder. I may be fooling  myself in thinking that I really would like to disengage and read others going back and forth on issues.  I will try.

Thanks for listening. — sincerely and honestly –  hank 611am 7 19 18 thursday.

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2 thoughts on “CNN and FOX News TV – 7 19 18 – and Hank

  1. I like to get my news directly from the source with limited commentary or editing when ever possible. I watch Trumps speeches online, from beginning to end on streams that have no talking heads, instead of news channels that show snippets and then talk about them.

    I watch Congressional hearings and testimony on the direct feeds. I always prefer the longer format interviews where you can see the questions and answers in a better context than the 30 second sound bites that are the bread and butter of most news shows that are produced for the short attention span populace. Sometimes what they chose not to show was more important, or changes the entire meaning of what you might think you just saw.

    News is a business which is about making money. Most news organizations are owned by large companies who have multiple interests and are dependent on getting along with other large business and government. They hesitate to report the truth if the consequences will affect their profitability. You have to look to independent news organizations for good investigative reporting that exposes corruption, malfeasance, and is really going to upset the apple cart. The popular mass media news outlets are hopelessly compromised.

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  2. Thank You. Being opinionated and somewhat judgmental is not always a bad thing. In your case it shows you have thoroughly investigated the issue and formed an opinion after looking at both sides. PS I find Tucker’s shows interesting and not run of the mill FOX information. He has many controversial subjects/persons on his show and allows them to speak without interrupting.

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