News These Days

Dear Readers,

I have come to a realization that I really need to disable news notifications on my phone and on my watch. I do love technology and I am 100% opposed to living with an “ignorance is bliss” type of mindset. However, I am finding it extremely difficult to deal with the news coverage these days. The last thing I want to do is bury my head in the sand, but I also need to maintain my sanity. Our so-called president (note the lower case please) is burning American ideals down to the ground, yet he still has people that stand by him. How is that possible? No, really. This was originally a rhetorical question, but now I welcome opinions.

Look, about his delusional “fans,” can’t these people just admit that they made a mistake when they voted for him? After all, it takes some degree of strength to declare that you were wrong. Just do it already. Rip off the band-aid. Also, down with Fox News! No, seriously, check out this assembly of news stories that my phone decided to gather up this morning:

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It’s like that logic game, “Which one of these does not belong?” I’m not even joking. CNN and The New York Times may not be perfect, but at least they are by no means awful and ridiculous. Really, the world has its eyes fixed on Spain, and the ethics of healthcare in this country are extremely problematic. But, no, Fox News decides to run a “Hooters girl” story. And the republicans insist that it’s us, Liberals, that spread around “fake news.” How is this real life?

I conclude by, once again, welcoming your opinions on how I can cope with that is going on in this world right now. At the very least, how to deal with the news coverage in the United States. Where do I turn? How do I stay informed without losing hope? I do not want to lose the last shred of my faith in humanity. I would like to think that there is some good left in people. This is a difficult time, but surely we can persevere!

Stay strong.

Elina

2 thoughts on “News These Days

  1. I feel your pain! Tricky question re news sources; I like the Guardian if that helps. Just being aware is important, but perhaps more healthy to switch everything off on a Sunday and have a reset Nature day? See how you feel afterwards? And yes, from here in Australia, Trump is a very dangerous joke, but scary 😐

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    1. Hi! Sorry for the delayed response – got caught up in the day-to-day… On the topic, I saw a meme online along the lines of “do you even remember the times you’ve opened social media and have not had to read another abomination that Trump administration committed?” So sad… You are very right in your pointers to preserve sanity though 🙂

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