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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:15 PM
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You know, I feel better when I ignore the news.
I'm glad I don't watch any news shows, and only quickly glance at the headlines of most of the articles in the local newspaper.

Sure does help to keep me sane.

Every time I watch the news (like I stupidly did this morning for a while), or read the shitty, ignorant little articles my little local newspaper prints, I just get too irate and depressed and sad with all the obvious lies, obfuscations, and generally piss-poor "journalism". Plus, in the stupid little paper here, reading the headline generally gives all the content that one is gonna find in the article, anyway.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:16 PM
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1. I haven't got a TV - it's brilliant
I walk through life now in a bubble of blissful ignorance. :D
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:19 PM
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2. Same here
I tried to watch cable news for a few minutes during Hurricane Katrina last year, but I could feel my IQ dropping as they repeated the same few facts over and over amid the really stupid speculation, so I turned it off and went back to DU.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:21 PM
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3. Our paper's worse than yours
Yesterday, it had a 20-inch story on a missing cat.




Yeah, a missing cat.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:22 PM
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4. wwwWHAT IS LOVE? baby don't hurt me don't hurt me no more
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:25 PM
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5. They had CNN blaring in my doctor's office waiting area today
I was not amused. How is a fellow to read his Victorian novel with that crap blaring at him?
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:44 PM
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6. Like it says in the Skynyrd song...
From 1977, mind you...

"Well, I don't read that daily news, 'cause it ain't hard to figure why people get the blues. If they can't dig what they can't use, and stick to themselves, there'd be much less abuse..."
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:53 PM
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7. Yeah, the two weeks I'm at camp w/ no news at all
are amazing. I feel so free and unbound by all the bad things that happen every day.....
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