US Headlines Vs Canadian Headlines

When the chickadees are over, we sometimes watch Fox News (or any US news channel) and talk about the foolishness of the US News Media, and how it’s more like a soap opera and not real life. We talk about only seeing the bad news, and never seeing the good news.
The chickadees love the gore, surprisingly enough. It’s high drama, suspense and over produced, until we tell them that most of it is exaggerated.  They are old enough now to appreciate the difference between real news and US TV news.

I’ve got 2 different sections in my Google Reader for News.  One for the US news (for when I’m in need for a drama boost) and one for Canadian News.

Take a peek at the difference in the headlines:
US: 25 Shiite militants killed
Spain arrests Basque leaders
US: 25 insurgents dead in Iraq
Police blast into law firm, kill man who shot 5
Police Kill Law Firm Shooter
Track Olympian Reportedly Admits to Steroid Use
Report: Marion Jones Used Steroids Before 2000 Olympics

And
Pirates Remains At Top of International Box Office
Getting a grip on effective cancer treatment
What’s Open And Closed On The Holiday?
Rick Hillier: Rock star …
Abella inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Jobless rate dips below six per cent to 33-year low
Record companies win music sharing trial
New rules to make late-night shifts at BC gas stations safer

I agree - if you are a drama starved kid - the top section looks like a fun adventure. But the bottom set is actually a better balance of what is going on in real life, with good and not so good balanced together.

Me, I’m waiting for “What You Don’t Know About Your Toothbrush Can Kill You…. The Full Story at 11…”