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I have been thinking about the news and it has led to this rant.


I haven’t had a TV in years so I don’t get any of that news. I don’t like listening to talk on the radio so no news there for me. I do get the local newspaper but not especially for the news. I get the newspaper for the comics, puzzles, ads, obits and social info.

So far, I have gotten along quite nicely not knowing in detail what’s going on in the world. I have a neighbor who is concerned about my lack of news interest. He watches TV news all the time, listens to news radio when in the car and gets several newspapers every day. I am concerned that he will lose his mind or have a stroke from news overload.

It’s not like I live in a cave or with blinders on. I am not oblivious to what is going on around me. I do read headlines and listen to others talk about what’s happening in the world. I am aware of politics, wars, the economy, taxes, health issues, gangs, environment and ecology concerns, celebrities and their messes, and the list goes on. I just prefer to put those things lower on my news meter.

Really, there is good news out there but you have to search for it. Maybe if the good news was the lead story, headlines, page one news, then the bad news wouldn’t take over our thinking and there would be less ugly news events happening to report. I know there will be those who read this who will be appalled and think me stupid to be so out of tune with the news. But then I am often appalled at what is considered news-worthy and that it gets so much attention. End of rant.

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11 thoughts on “N=news rant…

  1. Patricia, I somehow manage to stay reasonably well-informed without seeking out news. I don’t watch it on television (haven’t had TV reception for years) or read the newspaper, etc. I might have written this post myself! 😀 My father was a news junkie, and it often made him quite sour!

  2. For some reason the news fascinates me. Maybe it’s because I love horror. Your way is definitely better. No need to wallow in the negative when you can’t change anything about it anyway. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

    1. If you like horror stories I guess you would like the news. I am sure it gives you ideas for your stories. I like some horror fiction but reality horror not so much.

  3. I didn’t have TV service for many years. I watched the news on my computer, when I wanted to know what was going on. A few years ago I became so disgusted with the biased news reporting in this country that I decided to quit watching news entirely. My life was improved. I may listen now and then, but I will tune it out again if all I hear is slanted chatter from every station. How would I determine what is really true? I’d have to guess. If I have to guess, why should I listen? My rant is over, too, Patricia. Blessings to you…

    1. I think life is better without so much news. When I was a kid the TV news was part of everyone’s routine. Wonder what changed and why?

  4. I can’t believe someone else in this world is like me. I do have my newspaper delivered every day, but I don’t always read it every morning.Depending on my ‘outside’ schedule, I may not read it before I go to bed. 😦
    To me good news is old news and bad news is avoided. 😀 😀 😀 Not everyday, but for a large percentage.

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