posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 01:16 PM
So it's 2016, social media, apps and webpages on hand held devices are strong. Many of us still watch TV, read magazines, newspapers and local
publications. As I was reading a few threads here and watching some recent political protest videos and rally videos from different candidates, I
started thinking about brainwashing and how the media we consume, the people we associate with and the life experiences we have -flavor, color and
form our political positions. Sometimes, especially here on ATS, it appears that we are stuck in the left vs right mentality, and actually it's not
just here because our whole (USA) political system is a left vs right paradigm.
So I just wanted us to see where each of us gets our news and media from. I think it will be eye opening.
Morning and Evening I spend a few minutes going through my facebook feed. I have almost equal parts left and right wing friends, family some business
associates. It's a hodge podge. Then I spend 15 minutes or so with "Flipboard" An app where you put in your interests, and it changes to give you
more of what you click on and view. I just view the cover stories so I might get some articles on NASA or space exploration, Climate Change, Travel,
2016 political season in US, Terrorism, Music, movie news etc. 3rd would be ATS, I do a quick view of all recent posts and I can see what's
"trending" and all of that.
That's it. That's my daily news and media consumption. I will watch some motivational videos, usually from Eric Thomas or some martial arts
videos. My wife will watch some house hunting, flipping or renovation shows on TV.
If I find that somethings breaking news and I want to see some live coverage for a few minutes I'll switch on CNN or headline news. I don't stick
around for any analysis. I only want the live feeds or recent video of what actually happened,
No Newspapers, No local news ever. No national news or pundits, unless it's 5 minutes to see what happened in Brussels for example.
Every once in a while like every two weeks as I'm driving to work, I might flip on talk radio just to see what Rush, Beck some loudmouth from Vegas
that I can't recall the name...I only listen to him because I wonder if he talks like that in everyday life. LOL He can't possibly! and some
sports radio. Even the sports radio I can only take for a minute or two. Although, I think talk radio is about 5 minutes per month of negative
whining that I don't need in my life. I think I'll stop doing even that, including the sports.