Phil Fox Rose thinks so and says so in this article on BustedHalo.
I made the following comment:
What if the news makes you more sensitive to the plight and hardship that others face? I agree that CERTAIN people should turn off the news if it makes you more hardened of heart but what if it has the opposite effect as well?
Secondly, would you consider something like “The Daily Show” news?
Phil doesn't seem to think that this is the case. Is it irresponsible to not keep up with the news? Phil thinks so but also states that you don't have to watch the hogwash that is your local TV news.
Of course, there are times when one should pay attention to the news. When there is literally a crisis occurring, it might be helpful. When there is a national issue in which your input is possible, such as elections, or something like the current health care debate, you want to play your part. But these are specific issues for which you can tune in or visit websites at specific times. Or at least you can watch the news only while these situations are occurring.
Any thoughts? What does the evening news do to you? Or do you get all your news from Facebook and Twitter?