Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 4 years ago

    Garbage in, garbage out.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 4 years ago

    I stopped watching the evening news when I noticed just how far afield they had to go in order to find a violent crime to cover. They really go out of their way, as in thousands of miles.

  3. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) said, over 4 years ago

    Stick to the net for news. Much less of a strain on the credulity.

  4. DKendra
  5. DKendra

    DKendra said, over 4 years ago


    Yeah, I stopped watching the evening news a LONG time ago – and I sleep w/o a lot of bizarre dreams now.

  6. Wenthral

    Wenthral said, over 4 years ago

    This is why I gave up on the news a very long time ago. The most I can take of it is the top of the news bites on the morning radio show. I truly believe that the news has become nothing more than a sensationalist fear mongering machine with zero creditability. In the last few years I’ve added weatherman to this as well. More inaccurate than they were 20 years ago and scaring everyone for no reason what so ever.

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 4 years ago

    I also prefer the net. You only have to see and read it once!

  8. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, over 4 years ago

    One reason why I like the Lehrer News Hour … far from sensationalist.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 4 years ago

    I gave up on the news because although I’m in a metropolitan area of a city, it was all local news. If I’m going to watch the news, I want to educate myself about what’s happening around the world, not how many got murdered today.

    I’m with IMudd. I don’t believe a lot of what’s online, so I try to go to reliable sources and then double check it.

  10. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, over 4 years ago

    The most reliable news sources for the U.S.A. come from other country’s.

  11. Milestheglassguy

    Milestheglassguy said, over 4 years ago

    @ Lingee Whiz: I get most of my (American) news from the BBC online for that reason.

  12. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, over 4 years ago

    Worst of all is the 10 or 11PM news. The blonde or black co-hostess ‘updates’ us on the events of the day and then turns us over to a glum field reporter-ess and her crew who’s been
    hanging around the site of
    the shooting/robbery/crash/drowning since 10 that AM to only show us the darkened street/building/lake and roll a field-edited tape and…“Back to you, Andrea” ..
    Then off we go on another merry chase in the dark ‘coming up next’..(cut to car commercials)…….Gaaahhh.. (click).

  13. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 4 years ago

    Hey all if I did what you did not listen, we would be in serious trouble. I do agree with Wally on turning the radio off when listening too much. Our national and local news gave us a days warning for sever weather conditions. This happened Saturday into early Sunday with massive tornado’s., there was destruction. One small town did not get warning and 5 death’s took place. Here in KS we had very good warning and preparation.
    Then the FL parents of slane teen was reality with angry people protesting. I did not protest.
    I’m also not very interested in global warming. Industries took care of this and provide what is left of jobs.

  14. xvanta43562

    xvanta43562 said, over 4 years ago

    Switching to paranoia mode now, are we Joan?

  15. DerkinsVanPelt218

    DerkinsVanPelt218 said, over 4 years ago

    The amount of news I saw on TV made me incredibly paranoid. With it off, I feel less of a constant need to know what’s going on, and read the newspaper and web news at my leisure instead.

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