||[Sep. 26th, 1997|07:55 am]
This morning I found myself thinking, surprisingly, about the Daily Prophet. Now that the consensus seems to be that it is no longer a trustworthy source of important news, where does the ordinary witch or wizard get their information? Veritas, while generally agreed upon as interesting, does not seem to come out often enough or carry the right sort of articles. It's entirely possible that there may be a variety of local papers around the country that fulfill the frequent need for news and updates, I don't know.
I have always, in the past, relied on word of mouth and borrowed issues of the Prophet to keep up to date. While I was at home, my parents or my brother always seemed to know what was happening, but now that I've returned that avenue too is not as easily available. Perhaps the WWN can be considered an acceptable source, but there again I would have to obtain access to a wireless, which actually might not be so hard.
I don't know why this problem has not presented itself to me before now, but I suppose I have always found out one way or another the most important goings-on of the outside world. I can reasonably hope this trend will continue, but I do wonder what slightly smaller bits of news I may be missing in the meantime. Perhaps it would be best to subscribe to the Daily Prophet anyway, but simply bear in mind that there may be a slant of some kind on certain articles. This may be true of all papers, a general practice, after all what I write is certainly influenced by my perceptions and opinions. Possibly it is the job of the reader to determine truth from falsehood and never placidly accept anything that is read. I don't know, as it seems I'm quite a neophyte in this area of knowledge.
It seems to me, however, that I would prefer a source that simply laid out the facts without allowing personal opinions to get in the way. Perhaps in the end I should stick to history, where the speculation is generally simple to recognise.