Believe it or not, I hardly look at local news on television, much to the chagrin of my mother and sister, avid ‘news watchers’. This admission will probably also be frowned upon by many who may be reading this article now. Some will admonish, ‘How could she not watch d’ news?’ ‘You cyar be living here and not know what going on…’
Given my profession as an economist I might even be cast into the category of ‘Dem so…’ I will take all the ‘boofs’ but will also try to explain my sound reasons for not being an avid ‘news watcher’.
On those few occasions when I dare to turn on the TV at 7 p.m. I’m quickly reminded why I get irritated looking at local news – on any of the available channels. A few weeks ago while looking at news, I made a conscious effort not to become overly irritated by what I was witnessing as ‘news’ but rather looked at the experience as indicative of what our society has, tragically, become.