I’ve heard this argument, and I’m sure there is some truth to it. After all, more than 90% of the news we receives comes from one of only six different corporate entities, and making money with news means sensationalized journalism.
But look at it this way: 70,000 children, many under four years old, either are or are not in cages. The Russians either have or have not put bounties on the heads of U.S. troops. Climate change either is or is not destroying the quality of our planet. The U.S. president either did or not lie about what we knew about the pandemic.
Now, as it turns out that all these four things are true; there is no credible evidence that suggests that any of these is false.
OK, how upset should we be? What action should we take to remedy these situations? That part may be controversial, but the facts themselves are not in doubt.
We can get rid of the news, but that doesn’t get rid of the problem. Or, as Aldous Huxley said…..