Alright, I gave in and got the Chromecast even though Google. It was inexpensive, it works, and their Android app doesn’t demand the network be renumbered for some addlepated chucklehead. I’ve streamed stuff to it a few times now and it’s neat, but while being able to pause the feed is nice, being able to fast forward it is better. Even the “good” TV can be a bit annoying. One day when it was time to deal with “Laundry, folding of” I figured I’d catch up on news and let CNN roll by. Oops.
I was hoping for a set of stories or articles that lead from one to the next. Instead the one seemed to loop until I forced it to change. And in the “National” (USA) version the lead story was… not Hurricane Harvey. Not Hurricane Irma. Not North Korea’s nuclear testing, nor missile testing. Not anything of an Immigration “Agreement” nor anything else of real import. Nope, the lead was… a stupid vapid rant about Trump’s supposed temper. The bit about him, during the (now long OVER) campaign telling his audience to beat the crap out of someone if they were about to through a tomato.. well, what do you expect someone to say, “Let the asshole paste me”? And face it, had Hillary or Bernie said the very same line, it would have been shown in a very positive, humorous light.
This isn’t even fake news. It’s not news at all. It’s rubbish. “The Propaganda Arm of the Democrat(ic) Party” is how some have summed up the so-called Mainstream Media. It’s not merely obvious, but outright blatant. I’d find it funny, except It’s Happening Here. This was a bit easier take some decades ago when I listened to shortwave and would be entertained by the nonsense spewed forth by Radio Moscow. Of course, I was not living in the USSR. Not then, anyway. Nowadays, I can’t be so sure.