Monday, March 16, 2015

Old-fashioned Journalism

If you're younger than 50 you're not going to know what I'm talking about because today's news is no longer a cold, impersonal recital of the facts, but offered up to us by blatantly biased "news" reporters. 

Some time ago I ran across a copy of This Week in a doctor's waiting room.  What struck me immediately was the fairness of their presentations.  Every political article also had three columnists from three different periodicals with their take on the subject.  Example:

What Happened - a factual report
And then editorials from such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist to name a few. 

This is not a totally serious magazine.  There are a number of "make you smile" tidbits such as the Ithaca, NY, Chamber of Commerce throwing in the towel with this sign "Winter, you win.  Take a trip to the Florida Keys instead"

Books, Art, Television are reviewed.  Leisure covers food and drink as well as travel.  We were invited to Surf Nicaragua! or take your dog "skijoring" as it's called in Scandinavia and Alaska. You don't need to run out and buy a sled dog - if your pooch weighs more than 35 lbs.  you're good to go.

A feature I much enjoyed was Best Properties.  Consumer featured the best of beauty products as well as uses for toothpaste you may never have considered.  Soothe a bug bite.  Odor remover when the garlic smell on your hands just won't go away - take a damp paper towel with a daub on it and scrub away.  Clean your jewelry with toothpaste and a soft brush.  Never put tooth paste on pearls.

Lastly are the Obituaries which is certainly an appropriate place for them

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