You may recall back when the inauguration was gearing up I became very annoyed with my iPhone and iPad dinging repeatedly with the latest news bulletins of the affair and I finally fully detached myself from all news having discovered I had control over my notifications.
My life has been so much better ever since and continues to be so.
Thomas Jefferson said the job of journalists was to portray accurately what was happening in society. The media over time increasingly failed to report positive news. In the 1990’s while homicide rates in the U.S. dropped by 42 percent, television news coverage of murders surged more than 700 percent according to the Center for Media and Public affairs.
If you are old enough then you will be familiar with The Huntley-Brinkley Report news program on NBC which aired from 1956 through to 1970. Chet Huntley reported from New York City and David Brinkley from Washington D.C. Both men had the deepest respect for each other even though one was a firm Democrat and the other a Republican. Few people ever knew this for their political differences were never apparent in their reporting. This type of professional journalism is nonexistent today.