Peter Reynolds

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If this was the Battle of Britain, the BBC would be the Nazi’s Best Weapon

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Don’t watch the catastrophe news.

We know how serious this is. We’ve heard the same answers to the same questions repeated over and over again on all channels. Special reports from intensive care units are unbearable once you’ve seen them a dozen times.  Its almost like glorifcation of the suffering. Would such constant, unremmitting catastrophising have given us the backbone to get through the Blitz?

For all the blathering about ‘mental health’, nothing could be worse than the neverending repetition of suffering from the news channels. Not the way to develop the strength and perseverance we need.

Journalism pretends to high ideals but again and again it lets us down with its self-serving exploitation of news.  We need information, truth, analysis, insight. What we do not need is hour after hour of pandemic porn.

Written by Peter Reynolds

January 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm