Is it me or does watching the news make you depressed? Have you ever watched the news without seeing something that made you sad, how about mad? “Fire kills family”, “car crash kills 2 teens”, I could make a list a mile long! If the content of the news is not bad enough, they fill all of the ad spots with more content to make you sad. “Your Fat”, “Your Bald”, “You pay too much for car insurance”, heck another long list of ads that make us sad, angry and depressed! Would it hurt them to find an advertiser that sells something good? How about an ad for family vacations, swing sets, tasty edible panties, heck I would even settle for dog food ads. I was about to mention beer but that is needed to deal with the depression.
It seems to me that the news today takes the easy way out but simply turning on the police scanner and leading the newscast with whatever they hear from it. Is it too much to ask that our talented news folk take a little extra time and effort to tell us about the good things happening in our community? Or are we destined to have an epidemic in the country where 1000’s of people will die each day due to a new mental illness called “news depression”?
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