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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    I'd rather search out a specific story or topic if I want to know more about it than go to a newspaper/news site. Most of the newspapers now are like gossip rags, reality tv, art galleries and recipes etc It is obvious they cater to a very blue pill and female audience. Most of the news sources are Leftie as well so you aren't even getting news, it's more like their opinions.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    The trick is to get a quick look to see what's going on but not get emotionally invested in it. The world can be a tragedy or a comedy depending on how you approach it.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    I only follow financial news. I'm informed about what is moving the needle, but I avoid the soap operas.
    They intentionally say what we 'ought' to do instead of what we could do. For if the lion discovers his own strength, he will become uncontrollable.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    I watch a lot of news. I watch ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago, FOX 32 News Chicago, and FOX News Channel with Sean Hannity.

    One issue I have with local Chicago news is they're a bunch of bigots, barely showing white men and they make a huge deal out of minority racial months. Everything with them is either racial and gender specific.

    I like to watch Sean Hannity because of his conservative beliefs and his mission to expose the liberal filth for what they are and getting Americans to save America.
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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    I stopped in late 2020.

    Too much demonization, fearmongering, and gaslighting in the modern media.

    Alternative media can be better without all of the psychologically damaging garbage, but often has an agenda of its own.

    MGTOW men do not have time to adhere to the agendas of others.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    Yes, about 5 years ago. I simply asked myself "Why would I listen to the main stream media if they have consistently lied to me? Why would I trust them to tell the truth now?"

    Couldn't think of a good answer to these questions and stopped watching.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    Quote Originally Posted by Witch Doctor View Post
    Yes, about 5 years ago. I simply asked myself "Why would I listen to the main stream media if they have consistently lied to me? Why would I trust them to tell the truth now?"

    Couldn't think of a good answer to these questions and stopped watching.
    Now that lame stream media has infected You Tube, I give them a negative (thumbs down) no matter what!

    Fkn lying cheating manipulating bastards!
    Bundle up, boys, it's gonna be a long cold endless winter.


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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Now that lame stream media has infected You Tube, I give them a negative (thumbs down) no matter what!

    Fkn lying cheating manipulating bastards!
    I avoid any news/political commentary etc on You Tube - but it's one of my key resources around the farm for learning (and especially fixing shit) - not sure what I'd do without it a lot of the time!

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    Quote Originally Posted by KRFJames View Post
    I avoid any news/political commentary etc on You Tube - but it's one of my key resources around the farm for learning (and especially fixing shit) - not sure what I'd do without it a lot of the time!
    I canceled my channel the moment I was shadow banned on UT and coincidentally censored on Twitter during an election, they don't like the truth because it conflicts with their agendas. I can't comment on UT, you need a channel, all I can do is thumbs up or down. UT can suck my dick!
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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    90% of it is propaganda. The rest is entertainment. Sure, it doesn't hurt to know about the Mynamar civil war..... but let's be honest, you can't do shit about it.

    I do find an urge, esp. in the morning to "know what's going on". Sometimes I'll just be like a drone going from news site to news site- and I know what a waste of time it actually is. I am best when I stare down that urge and keep it to 5 minutes or less.

    One exception i make is Foreign Policy. For a while, I got the Foreign Affairs journal- which had essays with in-depth analysis. I prefer that to the "news" where you don't really understand what's going on, or get the context. I also subscribe to ForeignPolicy.com. Not because I think "it's important to be informed" - that bullshit psuedo-intellectual justification to satisfy's one's curiousity but claim it makes you a better person. I'm honest- that it's just intellectually stimulating to me- even though I know it serves little practical purpose.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    Quote Originally Posted by jagrmeister View Post
    90% of it is propaganda. The rest is entertainment. Sure, it doesn't hurt to know about the Mynamar civil war..... but let's be honest, you can't do shit about it.

    I do find an urge, esp. in the morning to "know what's going on". Sometimes I'll just be like a drone going from news site to news site- and I know what a waste of time it actually is. I am best when I stare down that urge and keep it to 5 minutes or less.

    One exception i make is Foreign Policy. For a while, I got the Foreign Affairs journal- which had essays with in-depth analysis. I prefer that to the "news" where you don't really understand what's going on, or get the context. I also subscribe to ForeignPolicy.com. Not because I think "it's important to be informed" - that bullshit psuedo-intellectual justification to satisfy's one's curiousity but claim it makes you a better person. I'm honest- that it's just intellectually stimulating to me- even though I know it serves little practical purpose.
    Foreign Policy is a solid publication for sure, and of course there are an unlimited number of issues happening in the world that have no bearing on most people, and certainly nothing can be done about them if it isn't in your backyard, so to speak.

    That being said, I'd submit that keeping oneself informed isn't necessarily pseudo-intellectual bullshit depending on one's station in life. As a farmer - I'm directly impacted by geopolitics, commodity prices, climate policy, energy policy, corporate-wokism as it relates to the vegan movement etc and a whole host of other issues. It's far from simply intellectual curiosity in my case (although I do enjoy it as well). Frankly it's quite practical that I keep up to date on a wide variety of subjects as my livelihood, and by extension my life, depend on it.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    I ditched the news too. It made me way less anxious.

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    I do follow the news to a certain extent. I usually listen to and read from the alternative media, but I try to have some moderation with it...

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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    Quote Originally Posted by jagrmeister View Post
    Sure, it doesn't hurt to know about the Mynamar civil war..... but let's be honest, you can't do shit about it.
    I agree up to a point, a war in some obscure 3rd world country would be an issue in certain situations.
    * You are planning to live or just visit that or a nearby country, trouble often spills across borders.
    * You have financial investments that are dependent on that or a nearby country.
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    Re: Has anyone here stopped following the news altogether?

    Something else I have noticed is I almost never go beyond the "front page" of an online newspaper. I tend to get bored before that.


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