Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Our media is obsessed with Donald Trump, every channel every hour of the day is all Trump all the time. It's to the point where I have almost no interest in turning on any National news program, please stop this. But while all this is going on, look! Another clown show is happening with the democrats. And that is Bernie Sanders who is suddenly gaining a lot of ground on the elusive Hillary Clinton.
I've almost given up looking for stories from online newspapers. Ads for things no one cares about fill the screen when you get to the sites. More and more papers won't let you read stories until you sign up and I have more than enough user names and passwords as it is. Add to this list how jumbled news sites are it makes you wonder just what website designers they're using.
Am I the only one who thinks the two recent suicides are strange? First Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich and a couple of weeks later his spokesman, Spence Jackson? After Schweich's death the local media could not stop talking or writing about it while with Jackson nothing much beyond the first report.
There has to be more to this story, it just doesn't feel right and where is P-D columnist Tony Messenger who within minutes of the Schweich suicide had written his story and was on every radio/tv news program for days. Now nothing from him.
Maybe it's as simple as reported, but it just doesn't add up and no one seems to be doing any looking.
John Stewart announced his retirement after 17 years of doing the Daily Show. 17 years! It hardly seems possible. But while watching Morning Joe on MSNBC this morning one of the panel said this: "It may be John is doing this as a favor to Brian Williams." To take the attention off Williams and his being suspended for exaggerating his experiences while reporting news. He gives his friend a break from being the center of none stop attention.
I highly doubt this is why Stewart decided to end his show's run.
I have to give you up, you've become impossible to read what with all the ads suddenly covering up stories, flashing words, sudden sounds from videos I never clicked on. I realize ads keep newspapers in business but really, someone needs to find a way to ad them to news sites without having them just overrun the story being read.
I just tried the Chicago Tribune site looking to see if they had any Super Bowl food stories. It was an impossible task. The one story I wanted to read was the Great Italian Beef hunt and I never could get it to stay still long enough to read. I won't be back.
The Trib is not alone, most newspapers and local tv news sites are the same. A total mess and not at all user friendly. And, local tv news reporters...Don't tell us to read more about your story at your website unless the story is actually on the website.