Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I have the same issue with Yahoo from time to time. Then again, sometimes they lead with ten ways to land a husband, so I don't really count on them as my main news source.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

AOL isn't my main news source by any means, but I know A LOT of people get their news from AOL. I just think there needs to be some discussion out there on how to hold internet providers accountable for the way they present news/information.


mouse's picture mouse

Even MSNBC tends to keep at least a corner at the top of their page for this sort of news. (Michael Jackson got the entire top part and still has a section.) And CNN now sells t-shirts. I can't even bear to watch evening news since they really go after the sensational stuff.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I agree, Mouse. I also can't believe how little coverage on Iran and the election there's been--beyond the sensational first day or so. It's just bizarre that celebrity news should top more serious, worldly issues.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I've enjoyed Jon Stewart's ribbing of the recent development of cable news using twitter and facebook to connect with viewers. It's kind of funny actually. I don't really get my main news anywhere, I'm sadly under-informed. I do think it's crazy, the things that get us all upset - when, like you said Aliki, there are so many important things happening in the world!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You know what, Omaha--being under-informed is sometimes a good thing. I'll never forget how therapeutic it felt when we went to Greece three years ago and just floated around, blissfully unaware of what was happening in the world.