Guide to Newspapers – Humor as insight
The original author of this list is unknown but I’ve been a a strong fan of humor as a doorway to insight and thought you might all enjoy this – particularly as tomorrow is April Fool’s Day. As you read the list, ask yourself: “Is this true?”, “How true is this?”, “Is this biased?” And of course always ask “Is this funny?” And, who says a blog has to always be so serious all the time…
Enjoy! [Ten years from now you’ll be asking me: “What’s a newspaper?”]
An easy guide to keeping political news in perspective ….
- The Wall St Journal is read by the people who run the country.
- The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
- The NY Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
- USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The NY Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
- The LA 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.
- The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.
- The NY 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.
- The NY 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.
- The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
- 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 c ourse, that they are not Republicans.
- The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
- The Portland Oregonian is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.
So, the next time you’re trying to make a point or simply trying to get heard: use humor. It works! It’s fun! People will thank you for it! And, you’ll live longer!
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