Friday, April 4, 2014

Uninformed or Misinformed?

Hey all,

 How are things on the home front?  I have to admit, one of the most difficult things about being on tour is that I so rarely know what's going on back in the United States.  I know I can go online and figure it out, but I don't have time to surf the news reports.

And while we get CNN here, it's the European version, so it only touches on the top US news stories and then only rarely.  So I miss a lot of the smaller stuff that's going on.  *sigh*

I don't know enough Portuguese to listen to the local news, though I can sometimes pick up on some of the stories that are happening, but it just isn't the same.

So, when I go online and check my email, I always check the yahoo or google news.  And read the headlines to see what's happening.  But it's frustrating.  Sometimes I don't know what's going on for days.

For example, I didn't know about the plane that went down in the ocean for over a week.  Which really bugged me.  It was such a sad happening, and I would have prayed for the victims to be found.  Not knowing it happened really upset me.

Then there is the weather in the USA.  Last year there were some horrible storms--Noreasters--and I had no idea until someone mentioned it on my list.  And then this year?  Again, freezing cold weather, and if I hadn't caught a pic of Niagra Falls frozen, I wouldn't have known about it.  So I asked on my list and my readers told me just how COLD it was.  Again...frustrating.

And you don't even want to get me started about politics.  Obamacare?  I want to gnash my teeth over it.  I'm so glad my insurance is taken care of through Cirque, but it makes me absolutely crazy knowing that fatcat politicians think they can force people to do this thing.  

Yet, because I'm so out of the loop, I don't know why exactly I hate it so much.  I just do.  And my instincts are usually right on the money!

But, even though I can't follow the news like I would if I were in the states, I do try and keep somewhat informed.  I just don't feel as if I'm in the know as much as I'd like.

So here's a question for all my USA readers.  Do you have a specific newsfeed or service that you follow to get your daily bit of news?  I'd like it delivered to my inbox, so I can scan and see exactly what's going on.  Not just USA news, but important world news as well.

If you have a suggestion, please put it in the comments below.  I'd be ever so grateful!

Until next week,

CJ England

Follow Your Dreams


Phylis said...

This is going to sound terrible but I usually pick up on the news either from my yahoo account or when someone posts it on Facebook. I tend to avoid most of the major news networks because I don't think they are unbiased anymore. I will occasionally watch the local news and if I search for news I will usually go to Fox on tv.

Ray said...

I just forwarded a copy of an email from CNN Breaking News. Depending on the news I get from one to six or seven a day.

When there is nothing good on TV

I watch Al Jazeera America. They carry news of America as well as world news. They are a real news company as opposed to the US network news and the other cable news stations such as MSNBC, Fox and even CNN. CNN has changed. They have gone to a news/entertainment format in the last year or so.

I also like BBC news. I have apps to all these on my phone that includes streaming video.

Does P A not have an English Language radio station?