When everything in our world is ‘normal’ and there’s no huge topic sucking the air out of the news, we hear about all kinds of things in one news cycle on all TV stations; N. Korean missile testing, Prince Harry leaving England, how much Iran hates us, how good the stock market’s doing, Angela Merkel allowing muslims into Germany,etc ., and the news discusses all these things which aren’t hugely important but newsworthy ad nauseum.
Suddenly, there’s an earthquake or a bad hurricane or a pedophile pervert or a VIRUS and EVERYTHING STOPS. ALL THEY DISCUSS IS THAT BIG THING THAT HAPPENED.
Yesterday, I posted the following phrase in a comment and it got me thinking about this subject of NEWS COVERAGE again; I say we close down the media for 30 days and watch 80% of the world’s problems go away
They may not go away, but they might lessen, they might affect us less. I don’t know about YOU but I don’t want to hear about a young coed who was found dead in Minnesota. I feel bad for her but it bothers me and we have enough things in our own states without hearing dreadful news from afar. Tell me about the coed killed in L.A., that’s enough.
IT IS 24/7 VIRUS NEWS NOW, AS YOU KNOW. Don’t grocery shop, wear masks, don’t wear masks, it’s going well, it’s a nightmare, a certain blood type might be more susceptible, is that drug going to work?, etc etc………..ALL DAY EVERY DAY SEEMINGLY FOREVER.
IS NOTHING ELSE HAPPENING IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD?
OR IS THIS HOW MUCH PABLUM THEY TELL US WHEN THINGS ARE NORMAL AND THE NEWS CHANNELS HAVE 24/7 TO FILL IN ORDER TO GET ADVERTISERS? $$$
THERE is a good reason to CLOSE DOWN THE MEDIA FOR 30 DAYS…If nothing else, FOR OUR NERVES, right?
And yes, I KNOW, some of you don’t watch a second of TV news. GOOD! But most of America does, and I wondered what you all think of how THE MEDIA LEADS US AROUND BY THE NOSE WHETHER WE ACTUALLY WATCH IT OR NOT!