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Old 02-28-2011, 12:21 AM   #21
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I would like it ignore news most of the time. It's not always possible. My supervisors think that knowing how many people died in a riot, who is up on rape charges, or how many people were killed in some flood thousands of miles away from me is important and will conduct pop-quizzes to see who is up on "current events."

I don't suppose I could tell them that I refrain from reading about such things out of an overall interest in my mental/emotional health...

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #22
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If someone is not willing to monitor news, he will be blindsided from time to time, or more or less continuously. I agree that it is not easy to avoid being manipulated, but staying away from TV likely helps in that regard, with little to no loss in important input.

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:44 PM   #23
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I wish I could get away with not constantly keeping up with the news. Sadly my work requires I know what is going on in different areas of the world and attempt to assess how those incidents will effect the smuggling of illicit goods into this country.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:14 AM   #24
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I guess the trick is to figure out how to stay aware of current events that actually matter without having to read about every single raped grandmother and murdered baby.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #25
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Like so many others on here I gave up watching TV news a long time ago. I started to notice that they had a lot of "if you don't watch our news you're going to die" types of stories. Now I stay current scanning CNN, Fox, and Drudge web sites.

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