Yes, I started doing that about 10 years ago; the great thing is now is that you can can get it when and where you want it and from which sources you choose.In the 90's i lived without tv for about 7 years. Didn't read newspapers either. Really, the most easy way to feel better is to shut yourself of from the news.
It's blatantly obvious just how stupid, suggestive, manipulative, watered down, extremely selective while majorly avoidant standard broadcast news is (american evening news) and also so formulaic, like how much of the news here, every single night, there will be about 10 minutes of tragedy in the black community and everything is token. I find it really hard to not constantly talk back to the news like an idiot child when I visit my folks (they're the only people in my life now who still watch it) and I've been on record multiple times saying how much less stressed I feel after not watching it anymore. It's just so clearly made for manipulation I hope to see it change someway before I die.
Could you elaborate? The way I see it is like leaving a verbally abusive partner. They'll shout and plead and say anything to keep you but if you just walk away they have no power anymore. I'd like to see that happen with Comcast and religionif everybody does, the people in power could even become more easily abusive.