News selection that doesn't agree with me / 2015-12-07

2015-12-07 News selection that doesn't agree with me
Lately I have been annoyed a few times by the selection of news that makes the headlines on television and in the newspaper. This may be due to the selection I follow (NOS journaal and de Volkskrant) and my issues with current politics (how their actions will be framed in the news seems to be much more important than the long term effects).

Two recent news stories where I wanted a lot more information than my news sources wanted to give me were the damaged bridge in Weener and the flooding in parts of northern England.

The world wide web to the rescue, where I can find other news sources and a lot more information about things happening around the world.

Damaged bridge in Weener (Germany): Flooding in northern England. Noticeable to me was that visiting the BBC website at www.bbc.co.uk gave me a redirect to www.bbc.com which seems to stay away from news about England. Using news.bbc.co.uk gives a better result. In general it seems when some foreign news attracts my attention it is better to find web sources than to wait for the Dutch news to get a hint.

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