News that people watch encourages advertisers to place their products on their stations for millions of dollars, which pays for the news you’re watching.
I try to stay away from the news because I don’t like how this affects the “important news” selection process… how they portray things, etc.
I happened to be in a diner this morning when I heard about this story on one of the TVs. it’s hard to not have an opinion of some kind when something like this happens in the way that it’s portrayed on the news.
I fell into it too, but I’m hoping by not using his name, I don’t increase his importance to Google searches and such. It’s not much of a difference, but it’s something I can do.