For what it's worth, when some people say they get their news from the internet they mean they read the electronic versions of their local paper. I read the local paper on the internet. I spend too much time on other stuff, so don't have much time to read the paper, and find almost everything i would spend my time reading in the paper version is on-line.
Of course, I spend too much of my life wandering around the Mis-Information Net as well.
I thought what I said was that I no longer get the local paper delivered to me at home. I read the New York Times front page and whatever is interesting in their op ed pages. Review the Washington Post to look for politics. Read the St. Pete Times for local news and sports..etc. And of course I use the RSS on Google News. But like you said they in total are just half truths. Hope all is well for you. I got back in the States last night. Spend some time in Guate city and the Zoo and and lots of quite time. It was nice. Guate Friends was good..
I will call you on SKYPE I met some interesting people in Guate for the project. Good to be home.
Maybe my wording was wrong, it is sad to me that people do not read the PAPER versions of newspapers. I do not see how a person can scan the newspapers as fast as I can speed read a PAPER newspaper. Plus the advertisments are educations, it helps people to be aware of the cost of the world.
I miss paper newspapers, the online stuff is costing me in my level of knowledge curve, I am positive I am less aware of the world since I started traveling and cannot read the newspaper with paper.
I agree, it is much better to read the paper versions of a paper. Easier to scan and filter etc. But for many of us, we have so many interests and sources for news etc, that we tend to leave ourselves little time to do things like read the paper. Sad. And of course, the whole paper is not on-line and you only get to read what they decided to put up on the web.