My dad popped round for a coffee and a chat on Monday night and I had BBC news idling in the background. My dad has become an interesting fellow since he took early retirement some years back and has sort of regressed into this hippy-ish conspiracy theory type. So we're watching the news with the hurricane reporting going on and he starts cracking up and asked me to switch it over to either Russia Today or Euronews. I saw his point when I changed the channel. BBC news was covering three headline stories (Hurricane Sandy, Jimmy Saville and Referee being racist) and that was it, with most of the attention on the American weather. When we switched to Euronews, we got some hurricane coverage but we also got recent action in Syria (including ceasefire being broken), Ukraine election results and commentary, Russia trade talks with the middle east, economy ratings of the Euro and some stuff about austerity in Spain and the riots. So it occurred to me that the Beeb basically just runs the same pointless shite over and over. There was plenty going on in the rest of the world to be talked about but they were just sticking to three dross headlines and the sport round up. Nothing was happening. Dad claimed it's because they're afraid to take any risks and like to keep the public happy - mental weather being something that the British public are very fond of discussing. I reckon it's more a case of wishy-washy 'don't hurt their feelings' type reporting. For the time being, Euronews has been my go-to 24 hour news channel. Might not be a wise choice but at least I know what's going on in the rest of the world. Excluding newspapers, where do most of you usually get your news from?