Television news certainly isn’t worth watching:
“People died today. World leaders expressed sympathy. And now, sport with Jim!”
“Thanks Brian! Major upset with an unexpected win today. The coach was celebrating in the locker room with his team. And now, weather with Kelly!”
“Thanks Jim! It may rain. Good night!”
It’s really just newsbites. And I really don’t have the time or inclination to bother with the internet news sites which are rarely unbiased, nor newspapers who seem to be on crusades, or the radio which is worse than the TV in meaningless and misleading nonsense. Waste of time.
And what I’ve realised is, it doesn’t matter if I know what’s happening, as it’s still gonna happen whether I am aware of it or not. It rarely affects me directly, and when it does, then I’ll find out when I need to.
I am generally aware of certain events through secondary sources (like for example, state elections are coming up here in Australia) but I don’t know details (like who is who or what they stand for or why they think they’re worthy of the job) and I don’t really care that much anyway.
Mass death happens globally constantly - there’s only so much sympathy you can express before it becomes meaningless, so I wait until it affects me directly.