I was perusing the morning shows this morning and began musing... Normally, if I turn on the TV in the morning, I watch Fox & Friends a bit or America's Newsroom and then wander back to the computer to catch the financial disasters threatening my meager investments. But today I bounced around a little, just to see what the other news channels are talking about.
Some people don't like the Fox News Channel but they have some interesting shows and, I have found, they are presenting a different perspective than the rest of the cable news channels and certainly different than the ABC/CBS/NBC stuff.
Morning news is mostly fluff except on the cable news and financial channels. Even then, it's often fluff on the cable news channels with hard news interrupting now and then. If you like financial stuff, I highly recommend Bloomberg News in the morning.
I have some curiosity today, if you have a mind to comment, about what you watch and why.
You see, I watch news to find out things, to get a grasp of what is going on. But I don't like being spoon fed and I don't like being told what is right or wrong. I am not a big fan of fluff news (human interest stories and the like) though I will sit through them because, occasionally, they touch on how the hard news is affecting some people.
For instance, this morning there was a story about a man who was bumped off a Southwest Airlines flight due to his, uh, "size." You can watch the video of his interview here . What's odd about this is he was kicked off his return flight.
Now, I am not overweight and I am not happy when I am squeezed between two large-ish passengers on a flight but this struck me as rather odd. I mean, if he wasn't too big for the outbound flight, why was he suddenly too big to take the return one?
What do you think?
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