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Fewer people care about news.

August 28, 2019

It seems that people on both sides of the aisle are tuning TV out.

One man says he watches approximately 7 minutes of local news and weather and then turns his TV to “something worth watching, like the Animal Channel.”

Another said “The news and late night shows should come with a warning that says they are hazardous to your health.”

In short, America’s getting tired of the political hate speech.

A lady says she read about Bill Maher’s tirade about how happy he was about the death of David Koch from pancreatic cancer and remarked that her mother had just died of the same disease. “That man should be gagged and bound and locked up. What a horrible, cruel thing to say about anyone, no matter their politics.”

That doesn’t bode well for the news and entertainment businesses, but it doesn’t bode well for the country either.

In a normal world, people need to have some idea of what’s going on in the world around them.

The more the so-called news and “entertainment” industries attempt to attract clicks and viewers by competing to see who can have the most salacious and over the top content, the less people are involved with the world beyond their own kitchen table.

That makes it all the more likely that one day we will look up and wonder how we got a world that sees us as products or possessions, not people.

From → op-ed

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