News Buyers Beware - Breathing Space Blog
News, by its nature, tends to be negative; there are not many programs or headlines that say that 5,000,000 people in North Carolina went to bed happy last night. Those stories do not sell newspapers or keep audiences interested. Mainstream journalism tends to cover the titillating and the sensational, like the floods, the fires, the drug wars, and the oil spills.
It is unfortunate that these events take place, but if you let them continually bombard your psyche, then you will start to believe that the catastrophes are the only things that happen. You have to give yourself recurring sanctuaries: A day off, a weekend off, an evening off, an hour off, a few minutes in the morning. Where is it written that people have to jump up and turn on "CNN Headlines News?"