Media replays a single clip or shows a single image or talks about a single event repeatedly.
This results in the *impression* that this singular event is ongoing, repeating, never-ending.
But it isn’t. It’s a single event that happened. Then it stopped.
My view on the news: I wait until somebody important to me _tells me_ about an event. *Then* I research it and try to get three or four equally intelligent, conflicting points of view.
And then I decide how I feel and what my opinion is.
But otherwise? If it’s not a hurricane coming to my house (which we get every few years here in Florida) and if it doesn’t _directly_ affect someone I know or my near future or the near future of people I care about… then I put it to rest. It’s out of my control.