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Re: Getting News is expensive!

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All of your local television stations are available for free Over The Air, with a one time investment in an antenna.   Antenna prices have dropped dramatically in recent years and the technology has improved. 

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

I don't pay for news.  I do watch local TV news, but read news on the internet for free.  

I read liberal and conservative news, impartial/neutral news, foreign news, and even some crazy made up news.

 

This keeps me aware of what's happening, here and elsewhere.

 

You're not going to get truthful news by only getting it from one source.

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

My sister saves money by getting all her local news at church and the local diner.  

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

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We do get local stations with YoutubeTV.

 

I absolutely refuse to pay to read an article on-line.  I don't care if it's one dollar, I won't pay for it.  Most times I can find another way to read it if I really want to know.  

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

Couldn't tell you the last time I watched local news on TV.  I get mine on FB.  I follow certain news sources and I'm more informed than my sister who only watches left-wing news stations and reads the NY Times, lol.  Just sayin'.  It's all in who or what stations you follow on FB as to what news you will get.

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

I'm not a fan of so many papers going digital but I understand their reasons. It mostly has to do with survival.

 

I think any time a news outlet isn't supported and goes under, it's cause for concern.

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

I don't watch the news anymore. 

We got rid of DISH 2 yrs ago. Have been streaming TV.

We have an outdoor antenna if we need to watch the news.

It's so easy to bypass the news when streaming. 

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

 


@CelticCrafter wrote:

We do get local stations with YoutubeTV.

 

I absolutely refuse to pay to read an article on-line.  I don't care if it's one dollar, I won't pay for it.  Most times I can find another way to read it if I really want to know.  


@CelticCrafter.  Do you think the person who wrote your news worked for free or was an unpaid volunteer at a news bureau?

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

 


@Nightowlz wrote:

I don't watch the news anymore. 

We got rid of DISH 2 yrs ago. Have been streaming TV.

We have an outdoor antenna if we need to watch the news.

It's so easy to bypass the news when streaming. 


@Nightowlz.  How do you know for whom to vote?

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Re: Getting News is expensive!

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yes, it is expensive, but i would feel a bit lost if i didnt have easy access to numerous daily national, international, and local news sources.......

 

have xfinity.

 

get the online AND paper versions of THE BALTIMORE SUN and WALL STREET JOURNAL.

 

have a number of magazine subscriptions.

 

listen to local news stations and talk radio in the car of via my alexa device.

 

have sirius/xm.

 

and of course, follow a bunch of the major news agencies on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

 

 

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