Manic Depression driven media

You know, if the only reading material you ever had was Drudge, you'd think the world was going to hell, and fast. Two of the most recent headlines are: "Mother arrested in death of baby found in washing machine," and "Teen charged in girlfriend's miscarriage."

Reporting negative news is a benefit in some situations. Drudge exposes much corruption and false thinking among certain ideological and religious groups, and that is information we all must have. It's also important to know horrendous crimes, because it's certainly a sign of the times as well as something to look to prevent in the future.

While not taking on a Pollyanna view of the world, it is also important to remember that it's just not all bad. There are any number of positive stories (and crazy ones too) out there, but they just don't sell like smut does. It's a fact. Recently, a news station was created to reinvent the way news is reported--meaning report positive stories just as much as negative--and it tanked faster than the Titanic. :) {Sorry, I just read a Doug Giles column, and as obnoxious as his overuse of similies is, I had to do use one.}

For example, I just found out today that in Finland, a speeding ticket cost is relative to one's income. Meaning, if you make a modest income, your ticket could be hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars. However, if you are wealthy, it could be the cost of a nice lot in Savannah, GA. The head of Nokia found this out when he got a speeding ticket that cost him $200,000.00. That's right...200 G's. Unbelievable. 

So, that's your crazy news bite of the day.

One more thing...has anyone noticed that hardly a moment can go by without the democrats accusing either Bush or conservatives of something? It must be tiring after a while, and slightly depressing, too...constantly trying to find dirt on people to publically drag their name through the mud. I guess that's one way to thanks.

Posted by Portia at January 4, 2005 07:09 PM