From Fox to AP With the Same Link

President Says Chief of Staff ‘Will Move On’…

Despite what Drudge and Fox want you to see on Nov. 18 in this deceptive use of quotation marks, Mr. Trump really said in the Fox reported interview linked to “will move on” is “move on”:

Trump definitively told Wallace that Chief of Staff John Kelly will “move on” at some point, even as he claimed there was still some chance Kelly will stay with the administration through 2020.

Today November 19, 2018 the AP report linked to the Drudge statement ,” President Says Chief of Staff ‘Will Move On’…” is

“There are a couple of things where it’s not his strength. It’s not his fault it’s not his strength,” said Trump, who assed that Kelly himself might want to depart.

Look between the closed quotation marks “”. In today’s November 19’s AP version they do not enclose Trump’s saying that Kelly might resign his post as chief of staff. Yesterday’s November 18 Fox version quotes only the phrase “move on”.

As the poster says: Read

Today a caption has kept repeating on my CTV television screen: 16 % of people 17-18 years of age read a book a day for “pleasure” that made me wonder if those responsible for broadcasting that apparent fact themselves read. If they do would they not know that anyone who could give their mind to a book each and every day would be unable to think or do anything else, unless they were speed reading champions who I can’t imagine speed reading for “pleasure”.

Blog Followers

I just got an email from someone claiming to have become a follower of my blog.

He wants me to have an effective blog.

Before I received that notice I had the number 124 in my followers stats with no visitors today, July 15. I think I even told metadata I didn’t want any more emails.

From my present standpoint emails have become a marketing device as have telephones.

And Utube is replacing text which consumes bandwidth and leaves less precise evidence in this age of false news, lies and apologies.

But watching video is more captivating and requires less concentration than reading.


‘Steve Jobs: “People Don’t Read Anymore.”‘

The above was a response to a search for “Do people read?” a search based on my belief that fewer people read books. The first set of responses I got were that reading has increased astronomically from 1945 until now that appeared among headers about self publishing reminding me of a disagreement with a friend about to publish a book last year who was adamant that he knows a lot of people who read. I argued that I was basing my opinion that fewer people are reading on my experience at University of Toronto libraries. When I was a student I always had to line up to check out books: today I never see anyone checking out books at any time of year, even at the automated book checkout machines.

For some years  I’ve seen few individuals at the numerous reading/study carrels on any floor of the multi-floored stacks while the main floor computers always seemed occupied.

From a personal perspective I’ve come to believe that the only reason to read is the desire to know something, despite those big posters with athletes grinning books in hand implying that even non academics read because reading’s fun. I recall a teacher saying that what we study or read should offer an answer to a question that a reader or student might bring to their studies or to the books they are reading.