do you watch the local news?

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do you watch the local news?

T&A1987 T&A1987
i watch it when at home (where we don't have cable) but when I go to my apartment (with cable) I never watch it. anyone here watch their local news, or is it cable news (or nothing)?
12/28/2011
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Rossie Rossie
I watch my local news every afternoon, I like to know what's happening around my area, and see what the meteorologist have to say about the weather.
12/28/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
No, I just stick to the BBC and the Economist. My local news is pretty dull.
12/29/2011
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
i watch it when at home (where we don't have cable) but when I go to my apartment (with cable) I never watch it. anyone here watch their local news, or is it cable news (or nothing)?
I don't watch it unless I need to see the weather.
For my tastes the negative, depressing stories far outnumber the cheery, positive ones.

If I wanted to feel sad I'd turn on Animal Cops or a movie.
12/29/2011
zwee75 zwee75
Our local news is lame, I don't watch it.
12/29/2011
Allstars316 Allstars316
I tend to watch it sometimes. I live on the East coast and I'm always watching during the winter months.
12/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
The gym I go to has the news on in the morning and it's usually a local channel so I'll watch some of it there, but otherwise I don't watch the news much at all.
12/29/2011
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I watch it every day I don't know why, it is so depressing sometimes.
12/29/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I watch it when I can. Detroit always has something crazy going on.

Plus, as a storyteller for a live action role-playing game, I can get so many good stories by using real world news as a source.
12/29/2011
married with children married with children
I try not to. Nothing good on the news. 25 minutes of depressing news, followed by 5 minutes of feel good stories.
12/30/2011
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
yep
12/30/2011
Ansley Ansley
It's interesting because I only recently started paying attention to my news viewing habits. It seems that I mostly turn on the news when I'm feeling like the world is a bitter, hostile place to be a part of and the top headlines for the area usually confirm my feelings at the time. Our news is mostly murder, rape, robberies, shoot-outs involving police officers and cheating scandals; the likes of which range from accredited schools and officials cheating students out of a real education or someone with celebrity status cheating on their personal relationships.
12/30/2011
Yossarian Yossarian
I don't watch any news. I know too much about how it's made.
12/30/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I don't. Which is a shame, because the newscaster on there is often called the Ron Burgundy of the South. But if there's something of note, I'll most likely hear about it in conversation, which takes away the necessity of watching it.
01/02/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
I rarely watch news. Most of it is just depressing.
01/02/2012
slynch slynch
We watch it in the morning while getting ready for work to know the weather & traffic.
01/02/2012
JackRaiden JackRaiden
I can't stand the/our local news. The ol' "if it bleeds it leads", fluff, 20-second sound bites (no elaboration), endless ads, weather and sports that take up half the time (rolling my eyes).

I follow world/US news on the web via Reuters, AP, NPR, NYT, etc. as well as local headlines from our paper's website.
01/02/2012
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