Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,

If It Bleeds, It Leads

Many people's journals lament what seems to be nothing but bad news these days. Are we living in the worst of times, or is there an incentive for news reporting to make it seem that way? What is your opinion?

Poll #2103130 The media and bad news

Does the news seem awful all the time because that's what they focus on?

Yes. Good news doesn't sell, but if something bad is happening, human nature is to hone in on it.
No. They just report what's happening. They can't help it if if there's more bad news than good.
I reject the premise of the question. The media reports a lot of good news too.

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