News You Can Use

The only TV news I watch because it’s the only news I trust is the PBS Newshour. Unfortunately, for the last few years, it’ s been broacasting at the ridiculous time of 6 PM. Impossible to watch when you’re trying to have dinner with the kids. But when I do manage to tune in, I find it to be an island of sanity in a sea of media sludge. The best example of this sanity for me are Brooks & Shields, who , whether you agree with them or not, manage to express mostly moderate view points, usually based on facts, and who can tolerate disagreement with their counter part.

There are a number of interesting articles in the month’s The Atlantic on the state of the media, most memorable a piece by Robert Kaplan “Why I Love Al Jazeera” that you should read.

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