No News Is Good News?

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Are we better off not being informed by news? Cable news, of every persuasion manages to create drama out of the slightest tick. Network news continues to stumble and fail, while attempting to compete with The Daily Show and Colbert for quizzical content. Local TV news see nothing but murder and mayhem and the occasional cute puppy. What’s left of print media publishes regurgitated lackluster diatribes. Poor old radio-news is squished forlornly between mad-hatters on the commercial side or mostly dull plodding presumptuousness on the non-commercial outlets. And the blogosphere is seemingly overrun with gossip, innuendo, fairy tales and trite speculation. Should we be suspicious and critical of the news-reporting available? Are we receiving actual news or is it agenda-based entertainment, depending on the bias of the outlet? Could we make better decisions about politics and social matters if the news we receive was unadorned? Is that possible? Join us when we…

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