Anonymous
Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 1 month ago

Why does the news try to scare us so much?

I see things like

1. Coronavirus wiping out Arizona, Florida, and Texas.

2. Swine Flu to return amid Coronavirus, could be mass death by Christmas.

3. Riots all over America, worst unrest since Civil War.

4. Zoom is supposed to connect us to our loved ones but now it is stealing our loves ones identities.

5. Tornadoes, Hurricanes, The Big One is Coming to LA.

That is the news, why?

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  • 1 month ago
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    The virus is not wiping out any state. The death rate is actually going down.

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    There is no reason to expect the swine flu to return. I don't know where you heard that one but not on any of the responsible news outlets.

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    The riots and demonstrations are not any different than those of the civil rights movement or the Vietnam war. The country survived both of those and in the case of the civil rights movement we are better for it.

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    Tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes have been around since the founding of the country. They come and they go but we always prevail.

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    Relax, take a big breath and try to enjoy life as much as you can.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The media’s primary focus is gathering viewers, readers, listeners in order to sell time to advertisers.

    Their stories don’t need to be 100% accurate, they don’t even need to be true. 

    They need to sell advertising.  That is the bottom line. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because you are unable to parse the news, or because you are a coward who is afraid of life.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    news is entertianment

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  • John
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Hopefully, their intention is to report facts.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Just don't take what they claim seriously. A lot of the scaremongering is bollox anyway. If you believed everything they tell you, you'd be a friggin' nervous wreck

  • y
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Ca is having just as many issues with the virus at this point as the other states mentioned, yet are rarely included in the conversation. Why is that?

  • Guber
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    They like making us laugh; no, really, it's about getting attention/clicks.

  • 1 month ago

    Because an idiot leads the nation by playing golf.

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