That is a fair question and one that does make people wonder. When I check my email all the current headlines are there for me to see, at that point I have the choice to read on, or ignore. I have found in the last 3 years, that I have opted out of television and radio news, I have not ever been sucked into an "informational vacuum". My friends and family, facebook connections, water cooler talk, and weather bug, keep me in the loop without me even trying.
For me I see the media's marketing schemes as preying on society's fears to hook us into their upcoming broadcast, "Airliner crashed into the Pacific" ..full story at 9, "City-wide layoffs", join us at 10, "Woman raped in her home"...don't miss our late night news for all the details...sweet dreams...I don't think so, not for me anyway.
Truly my head isn't in the sand, I just choose to focus on the good flowing on our blue planet and acknowledging the glimpses of grace that surround me each day.
I am aware of the headlines that are screaming at me everywhere I turn, and I just see them as a reminder that I need to be the change that I want to see on this planet.
It was a great question Gina!