Stradageek wrote:About 10yrs ago I resolved never to watch another TV news bulletin and have never looked back. I am no longer assaulted by alarmist or trival or over-hyped 'stories' designed purely to increase viewer numbers or at worst to support an 'establishment' agenda.
How do I keep in touch with the world? I found that a quick scan of the BBC News web page would be enough to collect all the salient data whilst allowing me to avoid any headline that looked alarmist or trival or over-hyped.
However, I now find that just about all the website 'news' items have become alarmist or trival or over-hyped, so what do I do next?
A rhetorical question because today and for many prior weeks I have found it far preferable to log on and listen to you guys chatting about anything, everything or nothing in particular. Move over BBC, well done CTC
Keep it up
Interesting. I do think we can take in too much news if we are not careful. From all sources. And most news is bad news, because stuff going smoothly and according to plan is not news.
Congratulations in choosing the BBC News website as your initial source of non-TV news. At least the people who work for the BBC are trying to strike a balance, even if they don't always get it right. You just know that Trump would hate the BBC News, so it must be okay. If it seems to hype stories a bit, just use your internal filter, tut-tut to yourself and take what you need.
Sounds to me like you have your head screwed on and don't need advice, but you raise a good topic.