I don’t get my news from TV. I read newspapers, albeit online instead of in print, but that’s because ¾ of the papers I read are not local, and it’s easier to read them online the day of instead of getting them several days later. I read the Winston-Salem Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. I listen to NPR in the mornings, but the bulk of my news coverage comes from reading newspapers. I do not watch cable news or even network news. It’s all crap. The days of Walter Cronkite, Frank McGee, and John Chancellor are long, long gone. When I hear people tearing down the print media, calling them liars/fake news/biased/evil/etc., I wonder where their brains are. If they even have them. Support print media. They’re doing yeoman’s work right now exposing the crimes and corruption of Trump & Co., so give them your time and your money. A country with a free press is a free country.
Oh, and because the prompt for yesterday was posted after 8 o’clock, and I wasn’t home in time to pick it up, I’ll do a short write-up for that one too.
When I hear “loop” I think “The Loop,” which makes me think of Chicago. No surprise there. I’m sure most Chicagoans who check the Daily Prompts would have thought of that immediately upon reading it. For me, The Loop was where my Dad worked, and when I was a little older, I was allowed to take the Brown Line train downtown to visit him and have lunch, which made me feel very grown up. Thankfully it wasn’t hard to find his office building from the train station, because a 13-year-old walking around downtown Chicago alone could get lost, at least if they don’t know their directions. East is Lake Michigan, so as long as you know where it is, you’ll be fine.