Made me chuckle. I wouldn't recognize her either. I liked her response.
We watch very little news, and no cable news shows at all.
Very little news here too - still reading a daily "paper paper" (as in not digital), mostly local news but also a dusting with the most obvious news from the outside world.
I guess that's another factor to consider about living in the city vs. country. Most people in the city expect you to converse about the topics of the day. The fine art of conversation, so to speak. And very difficult to form an educated opinion, then converse, if you aren't even aware of what is going on politically, socially, scientifically, financially, environmentally.....etc, etc.
I agree with bubo; nothing like a hard-copy newspaper, a cup of strong coffee, and an hour in the morning to reflect on what is going on with the world.
We have a very fine paper in our area - a branch of Tronc actually, at least for the time being. It does provide an excellent start to the day. Also is a fine way to dry out wet shoes.
+1 on no TV news, no TV proper at all for me. Definitely nicer that way.
Ah, Clark. We benighted country folk sometimes come up with some conversation ourselves, and there is more to talk about in the world than the pabulum one might pick up from the TV about those things that may be "going on politically, socially, scientifically, financially, environmentally, etc."
More interesting news around here today was the quite large and handsome coyote who sauntered into the backyard this morning, strolled over by the tire swing and just looked around for a few minutes, while the dog was looking out the glass door with some substantial interest. I did not let her out to her disappointment, as she has not much sense at such times.
I get most of my news from the digital edition of the NYTimes, as that arrives well before any paper papers are likely to be distributed, and arrives at a time when I am comfortable lounging around with a coffee or three. I also get that fine shoe stuffer to which walk refers a few hours later, usually arriving down by the mailbox around 6, although I may pick it up later in the day. Useful also for starting the fire, If I'm desperate to know what it has to say, it also shows up digitally at 5:30.
Digital NYT and WaPo here. And 45's tweets, just to see what's going on in his mind that day.
Plenty of things to talk about with all of our new neighbors without veering off to politics or world news.
I also have no TV (well, I recently inherited one, but the only input it has is a DVD player), and the days when I used to subscribe to two newspapers are long gone. However, there is radio, which delivers information to me much of the day, as well as during the hour or so when I'm out burning fuel on my way to and from work.
You mean, there is news of interest other than what one finds on AP? My word, had no idea.
I frankly feel the news is just too depressing, but I do read the paper which we get delivered 4 days a week, and 15 minutes of NPR in the morning on the erg. But in general I think that, since most of the news is bad, and one can do nothing about it, it just lead to, for me anyway, a mild state of depression.
I can relate to those who may just read the sports section, not much bad news there, but it is the first section of the paper to hit the wood stove in our house.