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YARNLADY's avatar

Would you rather have good news headlines or bad news?

Asked by YARNLADY (44346points) July 24th, 2012

I love to read the good news first, and I often skip the bad news.

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andreaxjean's avatar

Well, everyone likes good news. However, I always read the bad news first to be “on top” of the concerning topics of whatever is eating at america’s brain or other surrounding countries that are in our top news. I think the theme here is, “Bad news travels fast.”

All I want to know is, what’s going on that could affect me or the people that I care about?

Fly's avatar

I don’t care if it’s good or bad as long as it’s actually important (read: not about a YouTube video with cute puppies, even if it has 20 bajillion views), factual (read: not speculation/rumors presented as news), and as unbiased as possible (read: not Fox News).

SpatzieLover's avatar

I skip the negative news and read the positive stuff as much as I can.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I’m in the same court as @Fly.

There is a television show where one of the characters is questioned by her partner about always reading the obituaries. The character says, “It’s the only part of the paper where no one says anything bad about a person.” I loved that line.

marinelife's avatar

I can only take so much of bad news. Sometimes I go on a news fast.

YARNLADY's avatar

@Fly Agreed, I don’t consider cute puppy/baby videos to be news.

augustlan's avatar

I want the actual news, good or bad. Like @marinelife, I do sometimes have to take a break from it, though.

Garebo's avatar

For the most part all new is bad news. For the last two years I avoid the news except brief moments with NPR-no commercials. I check business sections on sites I find reputable, because if shit is going down they are the first to know, and its not slanted.
Try it, don’t read a newspaper or watch the news for a month and see how much better you feel-guarantee it!

Berserker's avatar

Good or bad, I like to see what’s most important and most recent.

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