A Lesson in Insanity: Watching the Evening News

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By Dr. John Reizer

Author of The Target List

Last night I did something that I haven’t done in quite a long time; I watched a national evening news telecast. You don’t realize how dysfunctional a situation is until you have had an opportunity to remove yourself from it and look back at where you once were.

When I watched the evening news, I was shocked to see the amount of propaganda that was strategically packed into a thirty-minute period. I think the fact that I haven’t tuned into mainstream media in a while had a lot to do with my surprise.

This is what I watched on the mainstream news last night:

  1. The continuing impeachment trial of the President of the United States for allegedly withholding financial support to a foreign country until they investigated a former vice-president for corruption he allegedly committed.  (A DIVERSION STORY)
  2. There is a deadly coronavirus rapidly spreading across the world killing lots of people and the epidemic is anticipated to affect many more territories in the weeks to come. (MISINFORMATION TO KEEP PEOPLE DEPENDENT ON DRUG COMPANIES)
  3. A deadly earthquake hit Turkey and I got to watch people being carried on gurneys and placed inside ambulances on their way to hospitals. (INSERTED TO MAKE YOU FEEL BADLY)
  4. Several murders and a carjacking in different American cities. (INSERTED TO MAKE YOU FEEL BADLY)
  5. The continuous dangers associated with vaping. (INSERTED TO SCARE YOU AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT AND BACK TOWARDS CIGARETTES)
  6. An antiquated technology system is hampering the ability of the FDA to identify deadly E.coli outbreaks. (INSERTED TO KEEP YOU AFRAID AND NERVOUS)
  7. People were killed in a Houston, Texas building explosion. (INSERTED TO MAKE YOU FEEL BADLY)

And in-between watching thirty minutes of pure mind-numbing propaganda, I was exposed to five different drug commercials courtesy of the large consortium of pharmaceutical companies that continuously market their poisons to the American public each and every day.

It’s hard for me to comprehend that most of us tune into the mainstream media regularly. This is a daily ritual that people partake in without fail. It’s like watching a longstanding soap opera and the plot never changes. There are 30-minutes of guaranteed negative news stories each night. And right before the telecast ends, the news anchor, professionally dressed in a very expensive suit, gives up one piece of good news in a 20-second spot before wishing the audience a good evening.

Is it any wonder that so many people are constantly feeling depressed? How can a person watch something terribly depressing right before going to sleep and expect to have a good night’s rest?

Here’s a word of advice and a challenge to readers; stop watching mainstream news productions. Nothing being reported will impact or drastically alter your life and you will feel a lot better about the world you’re living in when you don’t listen to this crap. Try disconnecting from mainstream media products for one week. Once your addiction to the negative content gets flushed from your system, you will become calmer and less anxious and you will be happier than ever before.