A PMTH friend posted this, not sure where it came from, but gave me a laugh and also made me think a bit where I fit in. Will tell you that at the end of the post. This is a guide to keeping political news in perspective:
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time — and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store
12. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.
I daily skim read WSJ and NYTIMES; USA Today if it is given to me while traveling, the New York Post or Daily News if I find them on the subway, which I rarely ride anymore; the National Inquirer headlines while waiting in line; occasionally the Washington Post and the San Fransisco Chronicle, but mostly when other people send me an article from one or the other. I also regularly skim read on the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Christian Science Monitor. I surf for funny stuff on Twitter or from my Facebook friends. So what does that make me? A compulsive reader who should be attending to her writing. What do you read?
\ The San Francisco Chronicle