I didn't make that quote up, it came from Mark Twain, and this quote from him is a hundred years old. I have to say it still stands.
I have a beef with the news - all the time, but especially now. Journalism (in my mind) exists to report on the facts. First, establish the facts, quote a decent source of these facts and then provide a view on them and admit that it's your point of view. Educate, not entertain. It used to be that way....I think. Now I believe that even established, papers and outlets are getting clickbatey (is that a word?) at a time when we need that sensationalist shit the least. A good friend of mine, Kubby once told me that he didn't read the news.
I'm siding towards ignorance is bliss these days and weeks ahead. I'm following Kubby's role here and keeping out of the news, because you can predict what the news will say, day after day. There will be a casualty, a freak story that they capitalize on and that will be taken is as a normal, no thanks. I talked about the news in January at this point in this videocast with Kubby, and I stand by it today, we read the news as we seem to be predisposed to err towards drama. But I really cannot believe they are helping our mental state of mind. We will only stop their shite reporting when we stop reading it.
But then I just warble on about the new book shortly after that.....so it's just a quick little bit.