This is why I hate the news: Because it isn’t the news.
News is defined (by webster) as “new information about recent events; previously unknown”
Well, to be fair the news does meet most of this criteria – technically. But they do fail to give ALL the “new information” that is out there. And that is what I hate about it. All they report is the dark “previously unknown” material. They say nothing of the good in society. And if you look really closely, most of it has nothing to do with the general public. For example: go to CNN.com today and you’ll see a link to a tragedy story. The story is “Woman on oxygen pump dies after power cut.” Interesting, right? NO! This is something for that family to deal out with whomever is responsible – NOT an opportunity to crucify some hospital director so our News ratings will go up. It affects no one, and it isn’t national news. It’s a ploy to drag me and you into the darkness.
I’ve got a story: “Man pulls over on busy highway to help stranded family”
This doesn’t have anything to do with the general public either… but you won’t EVER see it written or reported will you? Think about it. Don’t be sucked into the world of bitterness and human darkness by beleiving that what you see on the TV is actually “news.” It’s just the dark side of the news. And that is only half of what’s happening in our world.