The news: keeping abreast of one’s irrelevance dot com.
One popular news page, which collects stories from other pages tells us more about the morbidity of the editor, than it does about “the news.”
These days, keeping oneself “informed” about daily events takes precedence over developing one’s self to live a more humanizing life.
The news is never about what is happening, but is always about what has happened – a fast-food history textbook occuring in real-time, breaking, broken.
How dispassionately we can sit and watch tragedy after tragedy. It is the sense of disconnection and a pinch of boredom that makes bad news tolerable, and maybe even a bit…enjoyable.
Sometimes we crave the heebiejeebies.
Trust me: “Who is writing the news that I am reading?”