reply to post by woodwardjnr
I stopped watching TV pretty much altogether a couple of months ago. Occasionally I will turn on the local news for weather, but that is it.
I found that it wasn't so much the news that was affecting my, it was the media. Since not watching for a couple of months, I will occasionally turn
it one and what i find is striking (and never really stood so starkly): the amount of noise
that fills every aspect. Not only music, but sounds
effects, as subtle as they are. As a video editor, I am aware of the nuanced layers of sound that go into video and broadcasts, but i really actually
heard all that crap after not watching it for so long.
I stopped watching cable news last year because I got tired of the agenda and bias (even by my favorite channel, with which I usually agreed in
viewpoint). It just got unbearable.
Since then, I have re-subscribed to the New York Times print to stay informed, which I find is generally faily objective, for the most part
(even if liberal leaning). I read ATS for other news and people comments, even though most of those comments are just as off the wall and biased as
the cable junk, even though I am usually able to read between the lines in other media. I also re-subscribed (after many years) to National
Geographic magazine, which I suppose is similar to you listening to podcasts of things you enjoy.
I studied journalism to combat exactly what I hate about the news media, but it's getting hopeless. There are very few actual decent journalists
left, which is sad, because the media is supposed to inform the population. Alas, their agenda toes the status quo, makes people afraid, paranoid,
keeps them easier to control. :/
It's really sad, actually, and most people can't think for themselves.