Do you consider yourself to be an analizer? Or do you just skim over the news

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United States
March 14, 2009 12:32pm CST
and not really get into it? Do you just change the channel and move on to a show that you like? Or do you try and understand what the news is saying and where things are going?
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
I would say it all depends. If the news story is something of interest either locally or anywhere else, I will watch it. If its just what I call foolish fillins or gossip, I cant be bothered. I would rather watch a foolish movie than gossip on the news.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
I agree with you! The at least you do have a choice about the folishness lol I wish they would cut back on the celbrity gossip lol way too much information lol Appreciate the response, blessings and best wish's...
• United States
14 Mar 09
Thats right. We dont need to know every time they change hair color, or burp, or go potty! They don't have any respect for privacy. They always say, so and so broke up with so and so lol well, sorry but that is their business...and maybe they need to mind their own business.lol
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Hi eaforeman6! There are times that I ignore it because I get tired of the bad news. But there are times that it really interest me and that I watch it until the end and would still research more in the internet about it. I guess, there are some news that must really be scrutinized and understand to be aware of what is truly going on around us. Take care and blessings to you dear! lovelots...faith
• United States
17 Mar 09
I was amazed when they asked questions about our country and politics and so many people could not answer them. I think we need to have a certain amount of knowledge about what is going on. Appreciate the response and as always, enjoy your responses.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
Hi dear friend! I completely agree with you that we should have at least some knowledge of current events. The same thing happening with some of my countrymen, when asked about certain things about our government or what is happening in our country..they don't have any idea at all. Sad is it not? lovelots..faith
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I watch news starting in the morning for me at 7 am until 9 am then watch the news at noon and again starting at 4 pm. There is nothing I consider really good on television so that's why I have the news on.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
I agree too. I want to see what is going on more than wether somene won on a game show. I would rather see reality then something that someone has created because they have a good imagination. Yes, all these shows have entertainment value, but in the place of priority, over world events, no, not for me!
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
14 Mar 09
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Mar 09
It kind of depends on my mood. Sometimes I just get tired of the bad news and where things are going..lol..Sometimes I am very interested and analyze everything.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Moods do make a big difference. I did get alil sickened hearing about Aig and their bonus...and the president trying to stop them...Aig has alot of nerve and I hope he blocks it.Appreciate the response and have a great evening!
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
16 Mar 09
I don't like the news, it is always so Negative, and thats bad vibes, I just skip it entirely. I get enough of what I need to know from people around me. For the most part. I try to follow political campaigns, to get an idea of who would be the best person to vote for. And that is about all.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I think there is so much commentary on some of this new channels and so much speculation. I do not want to hear alot of that. There is too much and it gives me a headache. I just like the facts. Appreciate your response and have a great evening.
@angel2009 (210)
• India
15 Mar 09
It solely depends on what the news is, and whether it is able to gather my attention or not. If it's an important news, then I would certainly analyse the fact and try to know the whole thing properly, not only from one channel but from other news channels as well. But the same old stories of politics will certainly not gain any attention from me.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I do agree that they tend to over kill a subject when it is past time to move on. I think sometimes, I like to research information so that I get the entire story. I am not interested in just little parts. Appreciate the information, and blessings and best wish's.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
14 Mar 09
That depends....if a story peaks my interest I pay attention.....if it's something that I am not too interested in I skim over it...reading the paper or watching it on tv.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
There is so much information, we would be bound to miss some of it ! We do have so much media coming from every direction. Appreciate the response and have a great day!
• United States
14 Mar 09
When I'm so busy that I can only skim, I really miss analyzing. I enjoy getting into depth with the news, but it requires time and concentration that I can only wish I had much of the time.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
Yes, so many people have so little time. It is far cry from the days of reading a complete newspaper at once . It is so true, it takes time to really get into the stories and the followup information. Appreciate the response and happy mylotting!
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I always try to analize what is going on in the world. I watch the news, but watch what has happened, not what has been said by the newsperson. For instance, the plance that hit the Pentagon in 2001 was said to be a 137, meaning that the plance was 137 feet across, wing tip to wing tip, yet the actual damage to the Pentagon was a relatively small hole the size od a cruise missile. If a cruise missile did the damage to the Pentagon, then why was it done and what happened to the missing plance and all of the passengers on it? I leave this question for you to answer.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
Planes are made out of aluminum. Aluminum decindergrates. So the entire plane would not be intact upon impact. Isnt that correct? What do you think that the video showed?
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
I'm definitely a skimmer and it's only when something catches my attention that I'll stop on it for longer periods of time and look to absorb more details. I'm like this with newspapers, web articles and TV also. Especially with TV and it's very rare that I'll stay on one channel for any extended period of time. It drives my Wife crazy!
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• United States
14 Mar 09
Many people are skimmers. I like to know what is happening and I want all the details lol! So I do pay alot of attention. Especialy on the major world events. Appreciate the response and have fun skimming lol
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• United States
14 Mar 09
I am extremely analytical and that was what helped me in my career as Medical Investigator.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
I am too. I want to hear the full story and what is really going on. I like to know why something is happening and where the projected events are going and the options and possible outcomes. I could always tell that you were a thinker! I have been posting with you a long time and it always shows. Appreciate the response as always!
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
14 Mar 09
It would depend on the content of the channel. Sometimes they are discussing the love life of celebrities, their break ups, and patch ups and a lot of such things. I hate them so I do not bother analyzing what they are talking about. At other times they would show you some news regarding the disturbance in Asia, especially Pakistan. Or, some internal matter of the country. I do analyze these things before switching to another channel.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
I agree. I think that there is way too much celebrity news and way too much prying into their lives. It takes away from the real news which is the major events going on in our world. Appreciate the response.