I'm Canadian, so I don't tune in regularly to US channels. But from what I see, real journaism is beging replace by opinions about events, and impartial reporting is hard to find.

A few years ago I tuned in to CNN, and there was an opinion piece about Trump, I think by Charlie Rose. He kept going over the same oints, over and over, and I got tired of it.

Fox only interviews people who agree with them, which says a lot about their own reporters and the people who ome on their show.

I listen to a local radio station, whoch ahs been taken over by a national broadcaster. It's getting harder to find anybody who has balanced voices, some right , some left and some in the middle. It takes effort and inclination to seek out contrary opinions, which may not exist soon.

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It takes a lot of work to keep writing here. I'm semi-retired, so I have some time. But two hours each day, on average, is a demanding schedule, and I write about five posts a week.

It gets even harder when you don't see results quickly, which is what most people key on. What makes a difference for ke is that I read here, that you need a solid year at least, writing thee posts, maybe four a week until serious money comes in. I have a cousin who started a baseball blog here a wile ago, and I called him last week, asked why he stopped. He said he just didn't have the discipline to do it.

And that's what it takes.

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Philip Mann-Montreal

Philip Mann-Montreal

I’m opinionated, obtuse, off-center and sometimes obscene, I’ve also written a book called Dark Muse an original genre.