My news reading list
I actually started this blog post about a week ago but then I got this email from one of my friends:
Experts have found the following analysis to be nearly 100% accurate:
- The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
- The Washington Postis read by people who think they run the country.
- The New York Timesis read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
- USA Todayis read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times.
- The Los Angeles Timesis read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.
- The Boston Globeis read by people whose parents used to run the country.
- The New York Daily Newsis read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
- The New York Postis read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
- The Chicago Tribuneis read by people that are in prison that used to run the state, & would like to do so again, as would their constituents that are currently free on bail.
- The Miami Heraldis read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
- The San Francisco Chronicleis read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are gay, handicapped, minority, feminist, atheists, and those who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
- The National Enquireris read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
- The Seattle Timesis read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.
As you all know I use Yahoo email so when I go to yahoo I usually scan the headlines and clink on any story that interests me. As a result I have read at least one story from almost every one of those newspapers in the last week or so. I had The Seattle Times on the list below for a short time but they only let me read 5 free stories per month. I got tired of seeing stories there that I could not read so I unsubscribed.
I subscribe (free) to get emails from a lot of different news places. I used to get Fox News updates but they stopped for some reason. Some of the ones I still get are:
- Universe Today – science topics, mostly about space
- NY Times – I like this but they only let me read 10 stories per month
- Newsweek – I like this too but they only let me read 5 stories per month
- Christian Science Monitor – one of my favorites and I can read as much as I want
- New York Post
- Business Insider – what you expect but with a lot of advertisements
- BBC News – another one of my favorites because they give a foreign look at things and I can read as much as I want
- Page Six – something like People or US magazine
- Cosmos Magazine – strictly about space but I can only read 3 stories per month
- The Washington Post
- Tax Foundation – I like the maps they publish comparing taxes in each state
- The Fiscal Times
On an average day I will spend anywhere from 4-8 hours reading news, current events, human interest stories or whatever on the computer. I also try to do at least 1 or 2 cross word puzzles on line everyday- Washington Post and LA Times. The Times puzzle is pretty hard for me but it lets me cheat.
Some days I get bored from reading so I play Texas holdem poker or solitare.