Do You Read..........

@p1kef1sh (45696)
September 11, 2009 12:58pm CST
A daily newspaper. The real thing, not online, but sheets of paper. Do you read them daily, weekly, monthly or less often. Is it the news, political inclination or other material that attracts you?
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
I have been reading the paper since I was a child, though I have gotten lazy and am not so regular about it as I used to be. I read pretty much the entire paper other than the sports.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
woo hoo I was first! Do I win?
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
That's a long time to read the newspaper Dawn. Same paper since you were a child? LOL. Glad I'm not in ear clipping range! But...... YOU WIN!!!!!!! Enjoy your prize, use it wisely. Hee Hee.
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@dawnald (84206)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
yeah and it gets boring reading that same old newspaper over and over again too....
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• India
11 Sep 09
Newspaper Reading is a habit which has taken root in the teen ages. It became more addictive with knowledge of new things. It is the keenness to know more, and about the happenings in the surroundings that make us addcitive to the newspaper every morning.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
Yes. I suppose that's why it's called a newspaper.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
Welcome to myLot.
@camomom (7535)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I used too weekly but I haven't in a really long time. I'm completely lost about what's going on in the world. I did see the Presidents speech the other night though.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
I read about it but didn't see it.
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I usually don't even get to watch TV except kids shows.
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@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
yes i read newspaper, the real one, the one with sheets of paper i can hold and smell... lol i like reading newspaper. i like it better than reading online. i can only read them 3 times or sometimes 4 times a week as i dont go out that much. but when i do i buy newspaper. what attracts me is the cartoons section first then the celebrity. after reading those, i read the headlines and other news.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
Which is your favourite cartoon. I love cartoons. I'm such a child!
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 09
peanuts definitely peanuts with snoopy and the gang.
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12 Sep 09
I read a daily newspaper - it's known as a tabloid, but is quite a sensible one...I find the broadsheets take too long to read, I don'twant to spend all that time reading a newspaper - I like one that gives me the essential news, is not too biased, gives me articles and a few puzzles...
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Sep 09
Most of the broadsheets are tabloids with longer words these days. In fact some of them - the Times for example - even look like tabloids!
@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Sep 09
hi p1kef1sh. people in the office usually buys sheets as they is one regular newspaper boy who comes to the office everyday. i can see them read and sometimes, i borrow theirs to have some reading, but most of the time, i just read the headlines and titles of other news. i never do it everyday, very very often, because i have a lot of work to be done. and besides, if internet is available, i prefer to go online and read, post and interact with friends here on the Lot. by the way, it's local politics and local happenings that i usually read in the sheets. neil
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
I used to get them at work too. It was a lot cheaper than reading them at home!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
11 Sep 09
I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read an actual printed newspaper for at least half a year! In my defence though, the local papers here are all in Arabic and I'd need to get into the city to buy English versions.It's just not easy for me to do that. Back home I had the paper delivered daily and would always read it. It's something I miss terribly and especially the crossword! All the news I get these days is online or from watching CNN. I can't stand reading things online either, but it's the only option unfortunately. Oh, I make up a lot of news too!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
The Daily James - all the news that's fit to wrap around tomorrows chips! I like it. I can see you as a media magnate. There used to be an Asian restaurant in Glasgow that called it's menu the Dehli Belly - I don't think they saw the irony in that! In truth I only read them at the weekend. But I do look online daily.
@markodoom (245)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I don't but on occasion I have gotten into the habit. The last time was The Wall Street Journal and it was actually the political neutrality that was the attraction for me. I am very much turned-off by political spin on newspapers (or TV news) of EITHER persuasion.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
Curiously the Financial Times here is pretty neutral too. Even our "Independent" newspaper seems pretty biased to me these days.
@nannacroc (4049)
11 Sep 09
I stopped reading daily papers years ago. The news is depressing enough on tv without reading it over again and getting even more depressed by it. Another reason I stopped is because there are so many spelling mistakes and other errors that I get annoyed.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
11 Sep 09
That's another reason I don't bother to buy it. It's too d@mn depressing.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
That's interesting. One of the best books that I have read on English grammar was written by a Sun journalist!
@RieRie (820)
13 Sep 09
It's not the grammar, I don't understand that, it's the spelling mistakes that annoy me and having half a sentence at random places where you really need the last bit.
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
12 Sep 09
[b]Nope. Used to, but most have become so leftist, & all of them so slow and/or dumbed down I'd rather use TV, radio & the internet. Sad, really, but the day of the daily is disappearing fast, for those very reasons. When I did read the papers, I liked to read most of the paper, but most especially the news (esp. political) & the funnies. Two not all that different things, really.... Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Sep 09
Oh Maggie you're not one of those Obama birth certificate forgery believers are you? His Birth Certificate was proved yonks ago in the District Court. Let's change the subject. The man is in. He will screw up - they all do - and then the US can vote in another idiot. Just like we do here!
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
14 Sep 09
[b]No, not only has the so-called BC on his website been unproven (it is not a BC, by the way, it's a document non-citizens--including a family member of his who has one--can get, even long after birth!), he has spent over a million dollars keeping the real thing suppressed! He has something to hide. We just want to know what. It's interesting that Kenya even has sealed documents about his birth, too. His BC isn't the only document he's refused to show, either, yet the Constitution requires that a presidential candidate prove he or she was born on American soil. There is a plethora of evidence that leads one to believe otherwise. I'm not a "believer," hon. I just want evidence! Every other president has been vetted but this Chicago thug (& his background as such is well-established, even by him, in his book!). All he has to do is show a simple piece of paper any American has. Yet he's fighting tooth & nail to keep from doing that. As for "District Court" proving anything, ask yourself why another court is still taking the case that he needs to show the document, if it's been "proven." Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@derek_a (10894)
12 Sep 09
I have read a daily newspaper since I was old enough to read. These days though, I tend to scan through the headlines and if something is interesting, I will read the whole article, but if it is about anything gloomy or miserable, I skip it. I don't think that there's any point in taking stuff into my mind that is negative and something I cannot do anything about - Derek
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
I once asked an editor if he thought that there was any mileage in a good news paper. He said that people love to read about misery and that it would never sell. Regrettably I think that he's right. Doesn't say much about us does it?
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@derek_a (10894)
13 Sep 09
Yes, I agree. They put in newspapers what sells. Why do we as a human race want to buy into misery all the time? If this could somehow turn around, then the world would be a much happier place.. And probably healthier too.. - Derek
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I not only read the paper but deliver it as well to over 100 subscribers. The only section I don't read is the Sports as it doesn't interest me the least. I used to love reading the paper when I was a kid, then stopped reading it for a few years but started back up again when I moved back to the country where time stands still.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
That must keep you busy. I bet those 100 aren't all conveniently located on the same block either!
• United States
12 Sep 09
errrrrrr no, just 40 is all. The rest are scattered about the countryside. About 52 miles driving time.
@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
12 Sep 09
the former roommate had a bad habit - she get the paper or just bring it home from work and say she wanted to go thru them for articles. Then a few months later I would be hauling TONS of newsprint out of the house - AGAIN. after the last time I FORBADE her to do that any more - either she went thru it at work, or she left it there, I just WASN'T going to do that again! Now, I normally look at the paper at my mom's, she likes the obits and when I have time I open the paper to the obits and funnies for her, but I really don't think she can read the whole thing any more, tho she looks at the names and pictures and she will say she knows people when she does - and she's NEVER been wrong about knowing them, tho she does sometimes miss one
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
I knew a man in Germany who hoarded newspapers. He had every copy of a particular title since 1955! He retired in 1982 and they took piles and piles of papers away.
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@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
12 Sep 09
well, my first cat was a paper shredder so when she would pile up the papers, Sab would find them and tear them up TWICE, when we lived in a little house in East Austin, I took out BAGS and BAGS of news papers she had squirreled away in drawers and the piles on the floor Then she was putting them in the storage space that was meant to be a laundry room (before we had a washer and dryer.) I emptied that a few times too, and the last time was when I told her no more papers. She tried a few times to convince me we needed to take the paper, but I refused. I'm going to guess that all the times I de-newspapered the house I probably took out over a TON of news print. NOT a happy camper doesn't even come CLOSE...
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
Yes, i do read the daily newspaper but i kind of only scan it from the headlines to the other pages. What i really read about is the entertainment section and home and lifestyle. I read it first then, i go back to the headlines which i think is of more relevance.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
I guess that the headlines are the"News" Sweetie. But I think they have to offer other things to persuade people to buy them.
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
Yes, indeed. More often than not i just browse on the headlines, not really reading its full text. It is really the lifestyle and entertainment section that interests me. Have a nice Sunday my friend.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
12 Sep 09
I most certainly do, P1key! One of my happiest pleasures is having the weekend papers delivered, and devouring them with my coffee on the back verandah. During the week my husband has the daily papers delivered to him at work, so I read those when he gets home in the evening. The only parts of the paper I'm not remotely interested in are the sporting/cars/horseracing crapola. They go straight in the recycling!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
And here I was thinking that you spent your saturday afternoons down at the bookies!
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
13 Sep 09
Hahahaa - do I look like a woman who'd know one end of a jockey from the other? Not on your nellie!
11 Sep 09
Hi p1key, I have not read a newspaper for many years as I watch the news on tv, I fidnd ther some newspapers are not news, just rubbish about celebrities, I have no interest in them whatsoever, its just a lot of rot. Tamara
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
I find the ceebrity cutlure that we have these days awful Tamara. Like who cares who wins Big Brother etc? XXXX
12 Sep 09
Hi p1key, You are so right, there, the girl with a false boobies won, it and she has got a contract from playboy mags, that says al all, NO TALENT!! lol! hugs. Tamara xxxx
@RawBill1 (8537)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Sep 09
I usually do not waste my time reading newspapers as most of the stuff in them is just garbage that I do not really need to know! Most of it is negative as negativity sells and gets more people talking, than good news does! Same goes for TV news! If I ever need to find out about anything going on in the world, I just search online as it is quicker and does not fill my head mith unnecessary noise!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Sep 09
I will pick up a subject from a newspaper and then research it online sometimes. It's quicker and easier.
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I am not much of a reader at all so I do not read the newspaper much at all. We get it once per week on Wednesdays. I look it sometimes but not every time we get it. I like to look at the arrests and releases.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
12 Sep 09
LOL. Do you know many of the people mentioned on those pages Steph?!
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
11 Sep 09
Hi thee, Yes, I do read news paper that sheet of papers daily morning before I am out for my College. To be frank in te morning as I am in hurry I just read the head lines and coming home read the important issues. Besides daily I keep weekly and fortnightly too. There is nothing like reading news on papers. On line news reading has not that charm that paper news papers have.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
It's like a book. You can't snuggle up with a computer screen the same at all.
• India
11 Sep 09
oh i am a voracious eater.i can miss my meals but not reading books.its everyday and ranges to a variety.from newspapers to journal articles,to magazines, to books,to files almost everything i can lay my hands upon.a variety of topics interests me in fact i can read anything boring too if i don't have any option.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
11 Sep 09
Reading is a very precious gift and I do so agree. Read everything that you can.