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vlyons

(10,252 posts)
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 10:43 AM Sep 2020

I can't watch the news much any more

At least not lately. It's so depressing. I fear that McConnell will push thru some Christian Taliban justice for the USSC. And there's nothing we can do about it, unless Biden gets sworn in, and we expand the SC to 15 justices. I feel like Republicans are poking a stick in my eye, while pissing on my feet, all the while laughing at me.

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I can't watch the news much any more (Original Post) vlyons Sep 2020 OP
Best thing to do Sherman A1 Sep 2020 #1
It's more depressing when others w/ their pessimism and bleak outlook bring everyone else... SWBTATTReg Sep 2020 #2
+1000 Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #12
+10000 bdamomma Sep 2020 #18
Same here. femmocrat Sep 2020 #3
They're not poking a stick in your eye - COLGATE4 Sep 2020 #4
Same here. This morning I grabbed a basket and headed to the woods. I didn't want to come back airmid Sep 2020 #5
Same as right at this time four years ago in Nov. LakeArenal Sep 2020 #6
I don't watch too much. No one is saying anything new. Polly Hennessey Sep 2020 #7
I have discovered Decades TV Freddie Sep 2020 #8
me neither...but it's always darkest before the dawn. Hang in there. nt Baltimike Sep 2020 #9
Me neither. cry baby Sep 2020 #10
If we all were to boycott msm.. ananda Sep 2020 #11
Been shouting for months..boycott until they bleed advertisers, that would change the narrative Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #14
I know. ananda Sep 2020 #17
I feel ya. demmiblue Sep 2020 #13
Done with Political TV LovingA2andMI Sep 2020 #15
I understand how you feel but don't give into despair. SharonClark Sep 2020 #16
exactly bdamomma Sep 2020 #19
I may have quit television news and opinion on September 11, 2001. hunter Sep 2020 #20
Remember what Gen. Milley said EndlessWire Sep 2020 #21
If by news you mean CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and similar TV channels, they are not news. Klaralven Sep 2020 #22

SWBTATTReg

(22,590 posts)
2. It's more depressing when others w/ their pessimism and bleak outlook bring everyone else...
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 10:53 AM
Sep 2020

around them down.

I refuse to let doom and gloom soothsayers rule the day, and they never will.

There will always be challenges that will arise, and things that we must face that are unpleasant, in this world, but confront them we must.

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
3. Same here.
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 10:54 AM
Sep 2020

I watch some local news and usually turn it off after the weather. I can’t stand the political stuff anymore. I know how I will vote once my mail-in ballot arrives.

COLGATE4

(14,739 posts)
4. They're not poking a stick in your eye -
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 10:56 AM
Sep 2020

that's elementary school stuff for them. They have now graduated to taking the same stick and shoving it where the sun doesn't shine.

airmid

(500 posts)
5. Same here. This morning I grabbed a basket and headed to the woods. I didn't want to come back
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:01 AM
Sep 2020

but stay beneath the trees. I feel despondent. I feel lost.

LakeArenal

(29,049 posts)
6. Same as right at this time four years ago in Nov.
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:11 AM
Sep 2020

Took me weeks to even hear his shit covered by others the next news cycle.

Polly Hennessey

(6,888 posts)
7. I don't watch too much. No one is saying anything new.
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:23 AM
Sep 2020

They all repeat the mantra we have heard for years. For our side it is all talk. Did happen to see Schumer and Durbin with their sign. They looked foolish. You can tell Schumer and Durbin do not really know how to fight back. Slick Mitch just rolls over them with his smirky smile.

Freddie

(9,338 posts)
8. I have discovered Decades TV
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:27 AM
Sep 2020

All day reruns of shows us boomers loved like Lucy, Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore, The Jeffersons. Keeps me laughing and my mind off the horror of the news. In the evening they have a great show called Across The Decades which explores news events on this date (9/23) over the years.

cry baby

(6,682 posts)
10. Me neither.
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:32 AM
Sep 2020

Watching a naked power grab by tyranny of the minority is just too hard. Gives me time to do self care and other positive things to try to concentrate on promoting a progressive society.

LovingA2andMI

(7,006 posts)
15. Done with Political TV
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:40 AM
Sep 2020

Will Vote but not feeling there will be any win from it. Planning a move out of the country afterwards.

SharonClark

(10,014 posts)
16. I understand how you feel but don't give into despair.
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:58 AM
Sep 2020

Do something positive that will make you feel better such as volunteering for a local candidate, giving money, registering voters, or even sewing Trump voodoo dolls and sticking pins in them.

Never forget that there are more of us than them.

hunter

(38,495 posts)
20. I may have quit television news and opinion on September 11, 2001.
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 09:00 PM
Sep 2020

I read all my news and opinion.

It's a lot easier to skip the bullshit.

My wife and I disconnected our television entirely a few years later and only watched DVDs.

Later, one of our adult children, a huge fan of medium and low budget movies, hooked us up with Netflix.

EndlessWire

(6,731 posts)
21. Remember what Gen. Milley said
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:10 PM
Sep 2020

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley stated that the military had no dog in the political hunt. They are going to stay out of it and not help Trump do anything.

https://www.axios.com/milley-military-election-trump-biden-7b448425-07c0-4c43-b03b-96ba8d741f84.html

Also, the Joint Chiefs have their own website:

https://www.jcs.mil/

As long as the military stays out of it, we have a chance to fight for our country. The various police forces and state militias are likely to follow suit.

You know, I believe I could kick McConnell's ass. These people need other people to enforce what they say. (This goes back to that old 60s saying, "What if they gave a war and nobody came?&quot When asked what the military would do if Trump ordered them in, Milley said he does not follow illegal orders. He's a strict guy who follows the line. The military can't be used to suppress the citizens.

It won't be pleasant, but we can win. Don't give up! Vote!

Vote every last one of these traitors out of office.

 

Klaralven

(7,510 posts)
22. If by news you mean CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and similar TV channels, they are not news.
Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:35 PM
Sep 2020

They are actually "infotainment", a category of the video business that is crafted to evoke strong emotional responses in the viewer in order to keep the viewer glued to the screen through the many commercials.

If you want news, go to https://www.reuters.com/ and https://apnews.com/ to read the unfiltered wire service feeds. Some of it overlaps with the infotainment channel stories, but they have the advantage of needing to cover a wide breadth of stories -- they don't stay stuck permanently in one groove.

I also like https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/ which provides a lot of Agence France Presse stories for some non-US balance and perspective.

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