[ubuntu-uk] news services was: BBC news site

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Wed Feb 6 14:52:56 GMT 2008

William Anderson wrote:
> Tom Bamford wrote:
>> [snip]
>> I guess everyone has their viewing preference; the same 15 minutes of 
>> lukewarm headlines over and over again is not for me, nor any 
>> US-b[i]ased station.
> Rolling news channels aren't designed to be watched for extended periods 
> of time, unless something "big" or "interesting" is happening. 
> Nonetheless, the bottom 30 minutes of every hour on News 24 are usually 
> used for "programming", while the top 30 minutes are for headlines and 
> news coverage.
> -n

My point exactly, I like to have news on in the background during the 
day. I quickly tire of News 24 and others because after an hour or two 
you can literally memorise every word of every story, it's mind-numbing.

Though it's not just that, I find that there is actually quite a lot 
going on in the world that you just never see covered on the British and 
American run news services.


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