02 February 2009

Confessions of a News Junkie - Part 1 癮君子的自白-上卷

I am addicted to news.



Everyday I devour The International Herald Tribune more enthusiastically than I do my lunch. At the gym I work out to 60 Minutes and CBC’s World At Six instead of the Black Eyed Peas or Beyoncé. After a day’s work, I risk motion sickness on the minibus to watch Katie Couric and Brian Williams at their anchor desks on my 3.5 inch iPhone screen. And when I finally get home, I change out of my work clothes in front of the television playing pre-recorded evening news on TVB, a local television channel…
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Read the rest of this article in HONG KONG State of Mind, published by Blacksmith Books, available at major bookstores in in Hong Kong, on Amazon and at Blacksmith Books.


6 comments:

  1. Fundamentalist groups such as the Society for Truth and Light also contribute to the self-censorship of HK media. Discussions on the unjust homosexuals face may be believed to be "encouraging" homosexuality.

    God Bless Hong Kong

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  2. Don't get me started on church hypocrisy! There'll be a article on that, I promise you. Stay tuned!

    Jason

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  3. LOL you may find this video very interesting then
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK_WuXUrSyc

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  4. I totally relate to ur comments on the Economist. The analysis is less sharp than before, and they tend to put in a whole pile of academic content to give the article a tone of authority, but it's really not that much more beyond it. I think this is especially apparent when you are familiar with the subject matter. But still, it's still one of my favourite magazines, for lack of a better choice. Have you tried The New Republic? I quite like it.

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  5. Thanks for the comment, Wanshi.

    I have seen The New Republic on newsstand but never actually read one. I will definitely try it now! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. i read "This Week" from the person whose place i stayed at for a few weeks last Jan in PRC. i think it's a UK magazine that re-produces articles and quotes opinions from other sources to give the readers a rough idea about what happen around the world in the past week. i think it's for Western people who live in places where news and information are not so easily accessible.

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