Use an iPad. I use it a lot. I have a red icon with a N and three lines on it. It’s the Apple News ap. It gives me news from a wide variety of sources from ABC, Bloomberg, CNN, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, just to name a few. I’ve become acquainted with Vox, which I’d never heard of before. I can add in my own electronic subscriptions and I subscribe to The Morning Call and The New York Times. Headlines show up for all of these and I click to get to the entire article from there.
I’ve been canvassing for our local democratic candidates lately. I’ve gotten aquatinted with some neighborhoods close to me. I had no idea the mobile home had become so popular or that it had become the home of choice for so many.
As I canvas, of course I’m talking to people. Surprisingly, I find out I’m missing news. I’m missing the news that trump opponents are behaving badly all across the nation. They are angry mobs. I’m missing the news about manufacturing jobs that have returned to America. I’m missing news that the economy has suddenly and dramatically improved, just since trump took office.
My news sources show video of a vicious man inciting violence at rallies. My news sources include data from our own government showing that despite full employment, we aren’t taking in enough tax revenue. My news sources say that Ford Motor
Company, the only auto company we didn’t bail out, may be about to go under because of trump’s tariffs.
We live in an era of dueling realities. I urge you to turn off cable news and use that little red button with the N. That cable subscription may be your highest bill! Cut the cord. Add your own subscriptions. Cast a wide net.
One of us is being duped but it’s destroying the country for all of us.
By Vicky Woodard
Mon 21 January 2019 11:11 AM