Breaking News

I think it may be time for me to take a break from the news again. When I turn it on and see a Breaking News banner, I wonder, “What more can have happened?” Then I see that it is not about something new, it isn’t even a new development on something old, it is just the same rehash of the horrible thing that happened yesterday, or 3 days ago, or even a week ago. I have news for the news – if you have no new information about an old story, it is NOT breaking news. One new gory picture does not constitute breaking news. You show us the same horrible stuff that you showed us as soon as it happened – over and over and over again. Well, you have pretty much convinced me that if I ignore media for a week, I will not miss anything. I have done it before, and I just may do it again. It is one thing to be knowledgeable about what is going on in the world; it is another thing entirely to subject yourself to sensational pictures and news coverage that bring no news.

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