The news drives me pretty much NUTS! I haven't watched a live newscast in years, only the occasional forced viewing in a hotel, or waiting room. I believe the majority of tv news is pretty much pouring poison into your brain. There is nothing more negative and sad than the news. It gives a distorted view of reality and drives you to take sides against an enemy that doesn't even exist. So why is it people keep watching this crap? I think if people reframed the news into a person they actually hung out with, they would see the whole thing much more clearly. Ok here goes.
Imagine you have a friend named Ol' News Face and he's always over at your house, in your car, and at your office. He pretty much follows you anywhere. All News does is talk about stuff you should be scared of, and stuff that could go wrong. Like a full on Debbie-Downer. After a while you start to realize that Ol' News Face isn't even right most of the time, he's just always trying to scare you so you would keep giving him attention, and when he's not trying to scare you he's trying to sell you stuff. What an asshole!
What would you do? Wouldn't it be pretty obvious that you wouldn't allow this to happen from a person? You would probably make a judgment of him that he's a liar or at least a horrible exaggerator. You would likely not want him around, and it would be pretty easy to tell him to leave. All he does is make you scared, mad, and you loose sleep. He is a toxic draining person that needs to be kicked out of your life.
SO WHY ARE YOU STILL WATCHING THE MAINSTREAM NEWS NETWORKS? IF YOU WOULDN'T ALLOW THIS FROM A PERSON, WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING IT FROM YOUR TV?
My goal for this blog is to get anyone watching the mainstream, or live news networks to think about it differently. Think about what it tells you, the accuracy, and the way it makes you feel. Then think about how you would treat a person that did the exact same thing.
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