Three Saturday papers seems excessive

As I’ve got older I’ve become less interested in the news and I now find cursory browsing of news websites is usually sufficient. So it may seem rather odd that I had 3 newspapers to read on Saturday.

There was the i, for which I have an annual subscription; The Times, for which I have a ridiculously cheap, introductory, 3-month subscription; and The Guardian, which was a freebie from Waitrose for having spent over a tenner. Continue reading “Three Saturday papers seems excessive”

Where I get the news

First port of call for finding out if the world is about to end is the BBC website. After that I check out the Guardian, sometimes the Telegraph, sometimes Sky News. I also pop into Mail Online for a laugh. The New York Times and Washington Post web sites are great sources for finding out what the clown has been up to and to read the articles shredding him to pieces.

I buy the i newspaper daily because its subscription is incredibly cheap. I used to get the Guardian occasionally until it became expensive. The Times is an occasional treat and has become the choice on Saturdays. (The big crossword is challenging but enjoyable)

When I wake in the morning I listen to BBC Radio’s Today programme usually to discover that I read about today’s news, yesterday. It’s usually possible to listen for about an hour, before repetition kicks in or because of some intensely annoying item or interviewee.

In the evening the Channel 4 news is always dependable and good on analysis, and the ITV News can be fun when Tom Bradby is the presenter. BBC Newsnight is required viewing for its varied, though variable, output.

I never knock the BBC because it would be the end of civilisation if it were to disappear, and I never get worked up about things I can do nothing about.

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