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Then you are morally obligated to be informed.

There's informed, and then there's scraping every news site that you can in order to feel more informed. Prawn's original post said:

"I check Al Jazeera English once or twice a week and CNN a little less often."

I think that's more than enough to stay up on current issues.

Where does he get his local news and regional news? Does he not vote for those offices?

Sorry, I also check ABC's news feed (usually Just In and the local part) and with a partner who works in media plus AM radio to/from work I stay aware of what's going on. I just try to completely ignore the trash that infests mainstream papers, FM radio, etc.

Pretty sure I don't need to see the latest set of bikini shots News Ltd has stolen from Google Images because some celebrity tweeted about something mundane to stay abreast of the real things that matter.

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