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Ever feel you have to turn off the news for (Original Post) XanaDUer2 Aug 2021 OP
I had to stop watching MSNBC for a couple of months. Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #1
Me too. SharonAnn Aug 2021 #5
If we all knew what President Biden knows... Budi Aug 2021 #2
Agreed. sop Aug 2021 #3
Yes. Sometimes even DU (turn off). Doom and gloom sometimes rules the airwaves too much. SWBTATTReg Aug 2021 #4
Absolutely. luvs2sing Aug 2021 #6
I get most of my news from here. Ka-Dinh Oy Aug 2021 #7
Yep and when I do I get lost in YouTube reaction videos to stay sane. Twoflower Aug 2021 #8
You Tube has been a lifesaver! yellowdogintexas Aug 2021 #13
I have to say OldBaldy1701E Aug 2021 #17
hell yes. IcyPeas Aug 2021 #9
I only turn it on if something catastrophic happens. IrishAfricanAmerican Aug 2021 #10
I was watching Jonathan Capehart today listening to them criticize the Afghan withdrawal kimbutgar Aug 2021 #11
For around five years doc03 Aug 2021 #12
I have no tv service for this very reason SheltieLover Aug 2021 #14
I quit television news and opinion a long time ago... hunter Aug 2021 #15
I want to effect change XanaDUer2 Aug 2021 #16
Yeah, it hit me today TexasBushwhacker Aug 2021 #18


(52,848 posts)
1. I had to stop watching MSNBC for a couple of months.
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:42 PM
Aug 2021

It was getting to me. I just read the news online which is easier on the psyche for some reason.
And instead watching escape TV.

Helped a lot.



(15,325 posts)
2. If we all knew what President Biden knows...
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:44 PM
Aug 2021

Maybe Biden was given an ultimatum by China/Russia.
Get out by mid August, or go to war.

We don't know what Trump 'negotiated' with the enemy.

To your question, "Yes. More & more every day". 🍃


(11,006 posts)
3. Agreed.
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:46 PM
Aug 2021

Whenever they interview imbeciles who refuse to be vaccinated or wear masks, I start yelling at the tv like a crazy person. And watching Ron DeSantis say anything about anything drives me over the edge. I can't take it any longer.


(2,220 posts)
6. Absolutely.
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:58 PM
Aug 2021

While 45 was still in office, we felt compelled to watch most nights for self-protection, but some nights, many nights, it was too much. Now, we watch MSNBC about once a week. I take frequent breaks from DU. Its all about self care and stress management.

Ka-Dinh Oy

(11,686 posts)
7. I get most of my news from here.
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 04:02 PM
Aug 2021

I do watch the news here and there but not near as much as I used to. If I see something new being talked about here but no source given I will go to news and other avenues of information. Watching the actual news just angers and depresses me. I watch Rachel most of the time when I do watch news.


(22,469 posts)
13. You Tube has been a lifesaver!
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 06:42 PM
Aug 2021

The Volcano, Dr Sandra Lee, crochet videos, Liberal Redneck, Twins who react to music, It's a Southern Thing help keep me sane. I love the guy with the squirrel obstacle course and the exploding stuff.

I also have the Cliburn Channel which has marvelous classical music performed by International champion concert pianists.

Right now I have The Volcano on and I am seeing a huge eruption that I somehow never saw before.I love that Volcano


(5,480 posts)
17. I have to say
Fri Aug 20, 2021, 08:00 AM
Aug 2021

I have found the twins to be entertaining at times. I also love to watch someone discovering something that is old and unknown to them, but was part of my life at the time.


(22,187 posts)
9. hell yes.
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 04:17 PM
Aug 2021

it's very good to take a break from news and watch some light-hearted stuff to give your brain a rest.


(3,885 posts)
10. I only turn it on if something catastrophic happens.
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 04:21 PM
Aug 2021

Last time I had news on was Jan 6th till about the 12th.

I stopped watching TV news years ago and I couldn't be happier. I have access to unfiltered and un-programmed news here on the interwebs.


(21,897 posts)
11. I was watching Jonathan Capehart today listening to them criticize the Afghan withdrawal
Sun Aug 15, 2021, 04:25 PM
Aug 2021

And I had to turn it off. They were so negative about a no win situation.

Personally I’m glad we are leaving and let them sort it out. While I am concerned about the women’s rights we can’t keep spending there while we have so much suffering in our own country. And women’s rights as well as our democracy here are being jeopardized by the GQP.


(38,583 posts)
15. I quit television news and opinion a long time ago...
Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:53 AM
Aug 2021

... coming up on twenty years now.

I find television advertising equally intolerable.

My wife has never been interested in television news or opinion.

We don't have broadcast, satellite, or cable television.

We read all our news.

Maybe I can't deal with a constant torrent of horrors I can't change.


(20,502 posts)
18. Yeah, it hit me today
Mon Aug 30, 2021, 01:44 AM
Aug 2021

COVID-19 and the COVIDiots (including my boss and his wife). Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida. I slept most of Saturday and he I was just in such a funk today. Vacation in October my can't come soon enough!

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