Bad news has always been a bit of a downer but people wanted to know what is going on in the world. With the acceleration of communications over recent decades, new stories can reach all the reporters of the world in a very short amount of time and the increased availability of video has brought horrifying images to new levels of availability.
Progress can be so helpful to humanity but care is needed when using high power resources. The images of darkness and depravity that fill the lives of the watchers of television today are much more graphic that those of years gone by.
Watching television and hearing the “talking heads” can lead to a skewed or biased perspective of the world you live in. Responsible reporting needs to be balanced.
Be careful when watching TV. Expect and demand that the reporters in your community include positive events and people in their shows. Broadcasting traditionally required the ability to prove that the shows were produced as a public service.
If your broadcasters cannot find good news to report, perhaps it’s time to change the channel and find one who can see through illusion and find goodness.