How much do you expose yourself to the news?
A number of years ago we stopped watching television on a regular basis and dropped the newspaper in part because the news was mostly depressing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before online news sources replaced the void with even more captivating and twisted stories!
Here are some recent online news headlines from CNN:
• Elderly man decapitated, wife missing
• Car plows wildly through crowd
• See tornado rip through playground
• Method to Boko Haram’s madness
The problem with online news is when sources add colorful graphic pictures, video, and all sorts of other similar stories linked to the original story. While I know there are other news sites besides CNN, to keep viewers and pay the bills, all sites have to compete in the news arena, which means everyone is attempting to outdo everyone else with ever more titillating stories.