In the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News, Ben Boychuck of the Sacramento Bee reflects on his choice to eschew television news. A snippet:
About 10 years ago, I stopped watching cable and network news regularly. Fifteen years before that, I heard a lecture by Ray Bradbury, the late, great novelist and author of “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451.” I don’t remember what the lecture was about, but one digression stuck with me:
“Never, ever watch television news,” Bradbury said. “Especially local news. You’ll think the world is coming to an end.”
I can’t remember the last time I watched television news (except for looking at pictures during a snowstorm0. Life is too short.