News about the police shootings in Baton Rouge

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Click to enlargeJoe Penney/Reuters

Or, rather, news about news sources. As much as our TV Talking Heads and print journalists pat themselves on the back about “the Fourth Estate” and Freedom of the Press – they do a pretty mediocre job.

These shootings happened very recently. I haven’t checked on what time; but, as I walked into the house from grocery shopping, a notification from the BBC dinged into place at the top of my iPad in the living room. Picked it up and checked quickly through the numerous news apps I keep at hand. I’m a news junkie.

Quick responsive posts from the BBC, the Guardian, AlJazeera. Nothing from AP, NY Times, Washington Post, local newspapers, TV stations. The first traditional American source on the job was Bloomberg. As I would expect. They do a better job than CNN did BITD when they were a real news source.

Just saying. If you want to keep in touch with what’s going on in the world, keep some real news sources on your handheld computing device. Not just the usual plastic desert.

2 thoughts on “News about the police shootings in Baton Rouge

  1. keaneo says:

    What have we learned, today? Well, both Ford and Dodge are doing a helluva job selling police cars. And every cop dept in the country has upgraded to flashing lights bright enough and fast enough to keep any disco promoter in sensual overload.

  2. Cassandra says:

    The head of Cleveland’s largest police union called on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s open carry gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention following Sunday’s shooting in Louisiana http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/17/kasich-says-hands-tied-as-cleveland-police-union-seeks-open-carry-ban-for-convention.html
    Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association reportedly said the open-carry law has made security far more difficult for the convention. “Somebody’s got to do something, what we have now is completely irresponsible.”

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