We need a good news channel  

puntachueca 105M
2534 posts
8/23/2006 5:50 am

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8/30/2006 4:55 am

We need a good news channel

I got sick and tired of CNN and Fox running endless stories about the Jon Benet case, and the newspapers filled with war and tragedy.

So I took a few days break from the “world”.

Amazing how much better I feel without the constant exposure to negativity from the media.

It is obvious we need a Good News Channel.

How about stories about people doing good things.

People accomplishing heroic deeds.

People succeeding in spite of the odds.

People saving other people’s lives.

People doing weird but interesting things.

People finding their lost loves.

People having fun.

People building things.

Stories that uplift instead of depress.

Why is it “news” always has to be bad?

tracy_de_lacy 105F
9268 posts
8/23/2006 7:28 am

I never watch the news, I have enough bad news of my own. If something is important enough that it has to reach you, it will. There are tv programmes on all the things you just mentioned, you are just watching the wrong channels.

Bye everyone, it was a blast

puntachueca replies on 8/23/2006 11:40 am:
last night every channel had bad stuff on...even cartoon network.

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

8/23/2006 8:01 am

It would be great to have a news station that focused on only the positive things going on in this world We need that...Ready


puntachueca replies on 8/23/2006 11:42 am:
I wonder if anyone would watch it....are we as a culture too addicted to war and crime and vice and all that as "news".?

Even an hour a night--the Good Evening News...would help...

we need good examples of human behaviour....not bad ones.

we need heroes as role models, not crooks and politicians.

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
8/23/2006 11:01 am

I think it's because people in general either get to revel in Schadenfereude when they see someone worse off than themselves or are just plain morbidly curious.

Remember, we would not have newspapers or broadcast news programs without publicity (save for NPR and its relatives around the world) and advertisers want people to tune in.

God/dess,how I miss Paul Harvey!

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

puntachueca replies on 8/23/2006 11:46 am:
My favroite Paul Havey news item was how a new restaurant opened in Chicago owned by a Black and a Mexican...the restauant's name "Nacho Mammas".

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
8/23/2006 2:50 pm

I almost never watch TV. i do, however, browse the morning paper. Usually front page, international, comics and horoscope.

we have a small local "thin air radio" station... all sorts of music and bits of alternative news. they have a live broadcast online... kyrs org. do'nt forget the w's. maybe see if other stations you're interested in have live online broadcasts too.

puntachueca replies on 8/24/2006 6:42 am:
Starnge thing about this place...inside the US but virtually no US radio..it all comes from across the line. Thank god I love norteno music.

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
8/23/2006 2:52 pm

State of the nation Punt, state of the world. But what do you expect, it's filled with humans. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

puntachueca replies on 8/24/2006 6:44 am:
I've often thought that the space aliens have been listening to our radio and television transmissions and getting worried. Seeing the planet at night with globs of light spreading everywhere like some kind of glow in the dark virus. Maybe we're quarantined already.

complexlysimple 34M

8/23/2006 4:33 pm

'cause it sells ..and they can be lazy about doing it ..it's really pathetic that there really aren't that many different news sources in the US ..most newpapers I reador have seen are AP or Reuters newsservice reprints just edited to suite that particular papers political view ..even the CNN does that ...

I don't trust the media ... actually I think I trust politicians more than I do the media, if only because politician know they're being watched and judged ....

puntachueca replies on 8/24/2006 6:45 am:
Media and politicians...two plagues.

Hydragenias 56F

8/23/2006 6:52 pm

you already know how I feel about the news!

what you don't realize is how much I miss you stopping by my blog

puntachueca replies on 8/24/2006 6:48 am:
Been living about 100 years behind the times...working from cain't see to cain't see on the house project and other stuff...no electronic noise, no tv....just hauling rocks and cement, sweating, being eaten by mosquitoes, and feeling really good.

catkit13 66F

8/23/2006 7:06 pm

i think the christian right tried something like that and, i know for myself, i didn't tune in . . . i'm trying - again! - to wean myself from news, so for me it's rediscovering the music i love, and reading books, and watching reruns of l&o

puntachueca replies on 8/24/2006 6:49 am:
I remember that. Problem was it was religious.
People are good without thumping a bible.

lissi888888 52F
1401 posts
8/23/2006 8:02 pm

Now THE GOOD NEWS CHANNEL...that is a channel I would watch. I don't watch the news anymore...not since I saw a beheading, a brutal (read the person was killed) knife attack, some mob slash a man to death with machetes and 20 people trampled to death at a soccer game overseas all in the first 10 minutes of the program...and that was back in the early 90's. It's just not worth it to me and I've been much happier not watching it. Thank goodness they invented the weather channel...that's what I watched the news for anyway.

puntachueca replies on 8/24/2006 6:50 am:
When I watch tv, the weather channel is one of my favorites...but even they are getting into senationalism.

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
8/24/2006 1:02 pm

Personally I get my news from Comedy Central. It's the most informative of the bunch. Of course we're quarentined. If you were a species intelligent enough for space travel, would YOU want to let us out among civilized creatures? Oh hell no. They even sent Dusty here to monitor us. Obviously I'm not a fan. The good news I'm waiting for? Tehran glows in the dark. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

puntachueca replies on 8/25/2006 5:13 am:
I like Comedy Central..
Been doing the satirical news bit myself for years...check out the Bandersnatch.

Problem has been some of the satire turns out to be a forecast of real life....

amoldenough 69F
16436 posts
8/24/2006 5:57 pm

I personally never watch the news, if I can help it. I don't read the newspaper much, except for the classifieds. ( I'm trying to get a job)
I think the media cconcentrates more on bad news, because that's what people want. It's like a fire or an accident. These types of things bring people out of the woodwork to stand and gawk.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

puntachueca replies on 8/25/2006 5:16 am:
One of the things I do is during emergencies I am in charge of keeping the media away from the disaster scenes and chasing off the gawkers. They try and hype things up when people are working really hard to save lives....vultures...

Good luck in your job hunt!!

MoutnainGirl 37F

8/29/2006 5:32 am

This is why I don't have cable. I haven't had it in over 6 years.. I am living a nice oblivious life over here..

Moutnain Girl

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puntachueca replies on 8/30/2006 4:56 am:
I am seeing the benefit of that.

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