I love Anderson Cooper. I think Larry King has exceptional interviews. I watched CNN twice a day. I read a variety of news sources each day and read several news related magazines and online resources. For the last 5 months I have boycotted television news. I ended my boycott on June 1, 2009. Anderson...it's good to see you again.
I made the decision to boycott TV news on several levels:
- I am angered by American news to only report on American interests. There are news worthy events going on all over the world. Our news broadcasts should be broader and more globally expansive.
- The news became less about facts and more about opinions.
- September - December of 2008, I was appauled by the news media exasperating and exciting an already fearful environment... Even the CNN weather became "extreme weather."
My boycott wasn't something I did in a very public fashion. It wasn't my intent to make a "stand" other than in just a personal and private way. Now that I'm watching TV news again, so much seems different... although the weather is still "extreme." Perhaps it is just that I've been away for so long that everything seems fresh but I'm wondering why people like me, who might have these same issues (or other issues) haven't stood up and made their feelings known.