The News Where You Are
June 16, 2014 7:35 AM   Subscribe

...or perhaps you might like to read News From Nowhere.
posted by fairmettle at 7:42 AM on June 16, 2014

i don't buy the morning paper
i don't read the evening news
if it ain't no news about you babe
it ain't no news that i can use
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:56 AM on June 16, 2014

This is a marvellous piece of agitprop. One of the things I've been saddest about in the last few months of the referendum campaigns has been my rapid loss of respect for the BBC as an institution. It's London-centric and firmly establishment line has become so obvious as to be almost comical.

I'm seeing Yes posters and buttons everywhere. Haven't seen a single Better Together campaigner or any sign of support apart from seven lonely friends on Facebook who have liked their page.

Maybe it's foolish optimism on my part (or naiveté if you subscribe to the opinions of my Unionist friends), but I really think it might heading towards Yes.
posted by Happy Dave at 7:59 AM on June 16, 2014

Also, context for this video here.
posted by Happy Dave at 8:00 AM on June 16, 2014

The author, James Roberston, is incredible. He is writing a series of stories, one a day for an entire year, each 365 words long. In this one, Jack overthinks a tin of beans. This one is The News Where You Are. The archive is here. More on the project here. These are amazing and deserve their own FPP.
posted by The Bellman at 8:24 AM on June 16, 2014

Interesting. In North America, it's all flipped. Local news, then Regional (where applicable), then National.

Of course, many of our 'local' broadcasts cover areas larger than your nation, so, hey.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:27 AM on June 16, 2014

I keep expecting the stained glass knight to pop out of the window and starting slaying people in the pews.

Also - awesome organ!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:49 AM on June 16, 2014

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