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Monday, April 25, 2011


Right there with ya, Anna. I choose not to live in fear and leave the news off. Great topic; well written : )

We rarely watch, and if we do, it isn't the actual news, but O'Reilly. We just stopped, nothing good, and they even deliver the bad news with a smile.

When I did current events with my 5th grade classes, I always forbade kids from bringing up any news they saw on TV--too much sensationalism! I know the newspaper can be bad too, but at least it's not as graphic.

I stopped watching the local news about 10 years ago. Every now and then I catch something and am reminded why I don't. Great post.

The local news doesn't present a balanced picture of what's going on in my community. They are just going for shock value and ratings. I don't need to see it. I can get my news elsewhere. Too much of the local news seems like what Don Henley talked about... "Get the widow on the set. We need dirty laundry..."

Just have to add... LOVE your blog. Great stuff.

This is pretty much why I don't watch the news either. That, and flat out busyness. We're never around the TV when it's news time.

Great post! I am against watching the news. We don't need to be reminded constantly of the tragedies that could be. I feel for those who live it but continue to pray for those and for the safety of my family. The news causes people to worry and worrying is like praying for something bad to happen.

Thanks, Missy! I can take only so much bad news & stay sane. It's not that I bury my head in the sand, but I just don't need to be inundated with negative happenings!



Thanks for reading! Glad to know I'm not alone in this!


Kelly, Good thinking. Thanks for your comment!



Yes, exactly!

Thanks for reading!


Thanks so much! Yes, it's so true & yes, I can get the news and information I need elsewhere!

Thanks for reading!



True, true! We have no time for it either! In fact, we don't even watch TV anymore and haven't for a number of years now. The kids watch Disney and PBS videos on a portable DVD player and we subscribe to Netflix for a cheap date night when time permits, but we don't miss TV at all.

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That's a great way of putting it! Thanks so much for reading!


I'm thinking about not reading the news except for the Sunday NYT which would recap most everything going on around the world. I stopped watching local news several years ago-too much sensationalism. When all I read is about people being killed and I know I won't be doing anything about it i wonder what the point is in reading about it. It makes me feel as if danger is around every corner.

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