People should stop watching the news

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#1 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

I havn't read or watched the news in a while, and because of that Ia'm generally a happy person, people should care for their own lifes and not worry about someone getting killed half way accross the world, it has nothing to do with you, you can't do anything about it, all it is going to do is make you depressed, care about what is going on around your life, and news is full of Government propaganda anyways. Same goes with all these celebs ass kissers, stop giving them attention they don't deserve, they don't know or care for you, so stop worring about their personal lifes, care about your own family and friends.

#2 Posted by Dogswithguns (10964 posts) -
I couldn't agree more..
#3 Posted by Matthew-first (3012 posts) -

My TV has only one channel... Comedy Central haha ;d
And yea I don't watch news... I have the same views on it as you do.
Propaganda everywhere.. lol

But I have recently seen that Prince Harry... running... to catch up with soldiers... I have no idea where though... I have laughed my ass off... Literally :D
Maybe he was chasing the Ice Cream Truck? :D hehehe.

That's so hilarious... :lol: that was so arranged... :roll:

#4 Posted by Horgen (111435 posts) -
I take it you never discuss world events with friends and co-workers?
#5 Posted by Laihendi (5834 posts) -
I think people should certainly stop supporting the mainstream media.
#6 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6892 posts) -

I really agree.

Most news news networks and programmes are aiming at shock and awe, and a kind of morbid entertainment rather then factual news. It harms way more then it does good, since so many people seem to watch news and rarely if ever ask questions about it.

I tend to read my news, and read the sources. Alot less stressful, and rarely made to attract as many viewers as possible but rather try to portray an objective news. Journalists this day and age really should feel ashamed :(

#7 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (17828 posts) -

I havn't read or watched the news in a while, and because of that Ia'm generally a happy person, people should care for their own lifes and not worry about someone getting killed half way accross the world, it has nothing to do with you, you can't do anything about it, all it is going to do is make you depressed, care about what is going on around your life, and news is full of Government propaganda anyways. Same goes with all these celebs ass kissers, stop giving them attention they don't deserve, they don't know or care for you, so stop worring about their personal lifes, care about your own family and friends.

ultimate-k

I watch only the local news which deals with issues very close to home, not that CNN/Fox crap. I certainly hope you're aware of local news.

#8 Posted by Jaysonguy (38156 posts) -

I havn't read or watched the news in a while, and because of that Ia'm generally a happy person, people should care for their own lifes and not worry about someone getting killed half way accross the world, it has nothing to do with you, you can't do anything about it, all it is going to do is make you depressed, care about what is going on around your life, and news is full of Government propaganda anyways. Same goes with all these celebs ass kissers, stop giving them attention they don't deserve, they don't know or care for you, so stop worring about their personal lifes, care about your own family and friends.

ultimate-k

The fact that makes you depressed is alarming

#9 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (48674 posts) -
Way ahead of you, only time I watched the news this year was on Election Day.
#10 Posted by Jaysonguy (38156 posts) -

Way ahead of you, only time I watched the news this year was on Election Day.Toph_Girl250

Yes, because if it's one thing that's hard to find out it's who was elected president

I suppose you hide from all social media as well?

#11 Posted by johnd13 (8543 posts) -

I often watch the news only for the international part because I like learning what main events occur around the world.

#12 Posted by indzman (20185 posts) -

I take it you never discuss world events with friends and co-workers? horgen123

#13 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Ye I do read my local town paper, thats important since its around me and my area, but do I realy need to know that someone that I never met in my life got killed by a thug half way across the world? Like others have said mainstream news tend to focus on negatives all the time, not a balance, they make murders some sort of anti heros giving them attention that they thrive on, all for views and money. Its disgusting how they indtrude on Celebs person lifes as, like we ment to care for them, but sadly some people care for them more then they do for the own friends and familes so we have crap on TV like celeb Big brother.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4704738/Brainless-Corrie-star-Helen-Flanagan-poses-with-gun-to-her-headc-as-26-lie-dead-after-US-school-horror-in-Sandy-Hook.html

Artitcles like this realy disgust me.

#14 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

No you should watch the news. Just avoid pundits for news and instead rely on multiple and reliable sources. Also be familiar with statistical information or get familiar if something doesn't seem right or there's a lack of information regarding what the news are covering.

There's going to be a bias everywhere you look so it's best just to take in multiple sources and statistical information. That and the most important thing in the world, common sense.

#15 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

I've switched exclusively to local news for my news needs. Haven't watched the 'major' news in a while.

#16 Posted by thebest31406 (3639 posts) -

I havn't read or watched the news in a while, and because of that Ia'm generally a happy person, people should care for their own lifes and not worry about someone getting killed half way accross the world, it has nothing to do with you, you can't do anything about it, all it is going to do is make you depressed, care about what is going on around your life, and news is full of Government propaganda anyways. Same goes with all these celebs ass kissers, stop giving them attention they don't deserve, they don't know or care for you, so stop worring about their personal lifes, care about your own family and friends.

ultimate-k
Actually a lot of the conflicts that take place in the world does have to do with the west. The West's affairs in the middle east for example; that's funded by tax money. Also, it's just a good idea to keep abreast of what happening, because these foreign conflicts could possibly reach our doorstep
#17 Posted by Wasdie (50823 posts) -

I like to watch the news but I don't let it depress me or think the world is going to hell. I live my life every day watching people help people in society as we all get along and live together. We're not collapsing and the end isn't neigh. The media just loves to make problems out of nothing so that they can attract more viewers.

The best thing to do is just watch local news, not national news. National news thrives off of bad things happen, evening local news is much more about things that are relevant to your life. The late night news is where you hear of all of the crime in your area, but that does need to get reported and be available to the people. The national news is 100% bad 100% of the time. They want to scare us into believing North Korea can nuke us at any minute, that the government is coming for your guns, or that people are basically blowing up abortion clinics across the country. It's over sensationalized and easy to over generalize a situation while watching national news of any source.

#18 Posted by pspdseagle (3307 posts) -
I'll try that out!
#19 Posted by Planeforger (16387 posts) -
No, don't stop watching the news. How the hell are you supposed to stay informed about important world issues (or even national/local issues) if you don't watch/read/hear it from a reliable source? Sure, I agree that some (perhaps even many) news sources are not reliable, but you can always watch those ones cynically, or find more reliable/informative/neutral ones to watch - plenty of those exist in my country.
#20 Posted by Toph_Girl250 (48674 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toph_Girl250"]Way ahead of you, only time I watched the news this year was on Election Day.Jaysonguy

Yes, because if it's one thing that's hard to find out it's who was elected president

I suppose you hide from all social media as well?

Maybe I only watched it because some people want to see which president was gonna win the most electoral college votes, and which one was gonna get 270 first?
#21 Posted by Foxi911 (1676 posts) -

I watch the news to stay informed and not become ignorant of my surroundings.

#22 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

You're really missing out.

Sh*t's hilarious.

#23 Posted by drinkerofjuice (3628 posts) -
Yes, stop watching the news. Let's just live life being entirely ignorant to what's going on in the world and even our own backyard. Genius.
#24 Posted by Legend002 (8504 posts) -

I disagree, mate.

#25 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2167 posts) -

But if I didn't read the news I would have absolutely no idea what was going on in the world.

#26 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

But if I didn't read the news I would have absolutely no idea what was going on in the world.

IdioticIcarus

But you don't need to know whats going on in another country, only need to know whats going on around you, in your life.

#27 Posted by dave123321 (34436 posts) -
So just live in my own personal little bubble and pretend that nothing is wrong in this world? Willfull ignorance of the world around us is to be avoided.
#28 Posted by Socijalisticka (1555 posts) -

The only way that is feasible is through censorship. Merit and decency in public discourse and mediums > Freedom of the press and expression.

#29 Posted by MrPraline (21331 posts) -
But if I stop watching the news, how will I know what the government wants me to believe?
#30 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7956 posts) -
Majority of my news and current events info come from the internet usually when I'm just browsing. Don't watch TV really.
#31 Posted by dave123321 (34436 posts) -
Majority of my news and current events info come from the internet usually when I'm just browsing. Don't watch TV really.shadowkiller11
He wants you to stop that too
#32 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

I've switched exclusively to local news for my news needs. Haven't watched the 'major' news in a while.

Pirate700
Same. I just wanna see what the local town idiot is up too.
#33 Posted by outworld222 (2535 posts) -

That has been my view for about a decade.

#34 Posted by -RocBoys9489- (6285 posts) -
News isn't government propaganda; it's just the way the system is set up now with the death of newspapers/ rise of internet/ social networking and governments are taking advantage of it
#35 Posted by Yusuke420 (2770 posts) -

Watch PBS, you get a global perspective without all the partisan sniping. It's honestly has the best news resources (BBC, Nightline, Newshour, etc) and the most comprehensive programing. It's a little dry at times, but if information is what you want, you'll find no better source.

#36 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

Haha the news is not full of government propaganda. It's just full of a lot of misleading reporting that people believe instantly.

This country is full of sheep. No one thinks for themselves.

#37 Posted by WSGRandomPerson (13693 posts) -
I don't pay attention to the news or the media at all. However, it does make me less sociable in conversation.
#38 Posted by lamprey263 (26099 posts) -
I knew a guy like that, he seemed pretty happy, and focused to do whatever he wanted. He wouldn't ever say why he said he just refused to watch the news, I could only speculate as to why.
#39 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

people should stop watching/reading news? NO

media need grow up and show real life things, get off people aka celbs back like their special and stop the B.S? YES

i do not watch news channels. I go to websites and do not click stupid crap and give the web counts to make more money off ads for stupid garbage

#40 Posted by thebest31406 (3639 posts) -

[QUOTE="IdioticIcarus"]

But if I didn't read the news I would have absolutely no idea what was going on in the world.

ultimate-k

But you don't need to know whats going on in another country, only need to know whats going on around you, in your life.

Why not know both?
#41 Posted by TINYOWNSYOU (565 posts) -

I like watching the local news because I can stay informed about what's going on in my area, and any really important national or international stories are usually covered too.

#42 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

So just live in my own personal little bubble and pretend that nothing is wrong in this world? Willfull ignorance of the world around us is to be avoided.dave123321

But the mainstream news only show us what they want us to see, and tell us how to think. Iam not pretenting there isnt anything wrong with the world, but people should think for themselves and focus what is important to them, rather than all these celebs and crime that you have no buisness in what so ever.

#43 Posted by notsoawesome (629 posts) -

I want to agree because I haven't cared about the news for a long time but it's just wrong for most people not to care about local and global issues. It's much easier for me to be indifferent about these kinds of stuff because I'm neither an adult or independent. I get why people want to ignore irrelevant stuff and just live without news and that's fine.

Well, atleast that's my take on it.

#44 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

I want to agree because I haven't cared about the news for a long time but it's just wrong for most people not to care about local and global issues. It's much easier for me to be indifferent about these kinds of stuff because I'm neither an adult or independent. I get why people want to ignore irrelevant stuff and just live without news and that's fine.

Well, atleast that's my take on it.

notsoawesome
we all care about world issues, but if you want the news. for big media like fox, cnn, ect 10% is news that you should be hearing all the time. BUT here's the issue. MOST of the time they talking about stupid celbs, or trying play the rule of a judge and place judgement on people doing crimes, ect ect. IF you watch local news they do not do this... They get to the point and list real world problems inside or outside of your city.
#45 Posted by Shinobi-Neo (250 posts) -

Maybe you´re right, at the same time we need to know what happens in the world. Media really makes people dumb. I stopped watching TV long ago. Many channels only stream nonesense, even the news are mostly into big drama trouble to get attention. Some of the news are important though.

#46 Posted by Bluski (322 posts) -
Dat mean world syndrome
#47 Posted by Dexter-010 (494 posts) -

I havn't read or watched the news in a while, and because of that Ia'm generally a happy person, people should care for their own lifes and not worry about someone getting killed half way accross the world, it has nothing to do with you, you can't do anything about it, all it is going to do is make you depressed, care about what is going on around your life, and news is full of Government propaganda anyways. Same goes with all these celebs ass kissers, stop giving them attention they don't deserve, they don't know or care for you, so stop worring about their personal lifes, care about your own family and friends.

ultimate-k

It's your choice if you don't want to follow the news. You don't know what happen in the world and that could sucks. And don't forget to stop playing games etc.

Life in a colony, that would make you even more happy.

I don't agree.

#48 Posted by The_Gaming_Baby (6343 posts) -

The news is for people who want to learn about the events of the day around the globe. Not watching the news is no big deal

#49 Posted by Treflis (11887 posts) -
This reminds me of the saying" Knowledge is power, Ignorance is bliss" Which pretty much boils down to following the news won't make you happier but you'll be more enlightened on what goes on in the world and even your own country. Of course you choose if you want to follow the news or not, or just check in a couple of times a week.
#50 Posted by soulless4now (41382 posts) -

Last time I watched the news, Sandy Hooks massacre happened that day.

I'd rather just get my news from the internet.