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Time Magazine: You depend on newspapers?
Rupert Murdoch: Well, I'm 75 years old.
Time: What do you still get out of them that you can't get from other media?
Murdoch: If you pick a good general newspaper, you read a lot of things you don't expect to read, much of which are important and make life more interesting.


Rupert Murdoch is Fox Broadcasting Company's god. Of course he reads newspapers. After all, he owns them. He's even almost like William Randolph Hearst, using overt sensationalism to sell newspapers. Ooops.

But he has a point. We see visual action and drama in news on free TV, but normally we don't get the issues that really matter during primetime. Let's stay up til 11pm to hear the sane news (without Mike Enriquez)! Oh yeeh!

Radio delivery and commentary are not pleasant to my ear, especially that some station IDs are so irritating. Bombo Radyo! Kaya mo bang immemorize yan! Bisyo na 'to!

Online newswires are very much accessible and cheap, but it is just so straining reading on screen. And sometimes the headlines, which are also the links, are misleading. You don't really know what to click. You choose the news that you want to read, and that's a very bad thing if you don't have a good sense what the real news is.

So I therefore conclude that newspapers are still the best source of news. But reading a broadsheet is like a morning exercise, sitting and holding those enormous pieces of paper. Unless you spread it on a surface and read them like that.

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