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 I rather hear good news on the news instead of gossip, rumors or just someone being a nucklehead.
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you bring an interesting point but at the end of the day I rather hear the truth!

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I believe it's important to encourage and inspire people when and how they can. The media thinks it's giving us what we want by burdening us with all the terror in the world, but it would be nice if they made an effort to give us, as a society, what we NEED: Ofcourse we all want the option to care, but it's nice to have a choice of what we care about. That's like offering someone all the mac and cheese they want to eat, when you really want a steak once in awhile.

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you bring an interesting point but at the end of the day I rather hear the truth!
My thoughts exactly.  I don't think it is good for us to hear bad news all the time, but I do want to know the truth.  I guess that is why people love stories about rescues and stories that end well.  They are often a welcome change.

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I'm sure anybody would want to hear the good news vs. the bad news, any day. There's both everyday!
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I know there is bad stuff out there happening everyday but there is an awful lot of good also. Instead of harpping all the time on the bad they could report a lot of the good that is out in our communities  and going on all the time. And some of our news media just will not report on some of the wrong doings of our prez. But just let someone report a small incadent on the other side and they blow it up. Jeeze.

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I rather hear good news than bad. I know bad news is always there but sometimes good news feels better.

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yes good news coz bad news makes u stress out and no one likes that.

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I never watch the news because 99 percent of it is nothing bad news.

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I'd rather hear good news, but that's not going to happen. Our society has given itself over to negative thinking, thus we get constant negative results. The news, I think, is purposely conditioning our minds to accept evil as normal.

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Re: Would you rather hear GOOD news broadcast daily or the normal BAD news?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 08:48:09 am »
i like to hear the good news....i think sometimes we get conditioned to hearing the bad stuff so it wont effet us as much

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Re: Would you rather hear GOOD news broadcast daily or the normal BAD news?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 02:32:34 pm »
I'd rather hear good news, but that's not going to happen. Our society has given itself over to negative thinking, thus we get constant negative results. The news, I think, is purposely conditioning our minds to accept evil as normal.

False.  There are a few local news stations which endeavor to broadcast segments on "good news", (such as one in particular running a daily "pay It Forward" segment in which viewers nominate someone other than themselves who have done something altruristic and then the station pays that person a few hundred bucks).  This is but one example.  Were the news to consist of entirely "good" news and no, (or little) "bad" news, that too would paint a false picture of reality.  So-called "negative thinking" is not necessarily followed by 'negative results' any more than "postive thinking" is necessarily followed by 'positive results', (false correlations).
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Re: Would you rather hear GOOD news broadcast daily or the normal BAD news?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 03:07:12 pm »
I can honestly say that is way I stop watching the news, I mean I know it is important to stay on top of current events but for the most part there is always  something sad going on. Now, usually when I get on it is only to watch the weather.

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Re: Would you rather hear GOOD news broadcast daily or the normal BAD news?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 03:20:13 pm »
I would rather hear the truth.  I want the truth presented as mostly facts, but I don't mind a dual perspective point of view analysis following the facts (being sure to give multiple points of view if their are such).  I find good news and bad news viewpoints to be somewhat subjective, although there are some topics which have a tendency to be considered good by most viewers.
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Re: Would you rather hear GOOD news broadcast daily or the normal BAD news?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 03:56:24 pm »
I would rather hear the truth.  I want the truth presented as mostly facts, but I don't mind a dual perspective point of view analysis following the facts (being sure to give multiple points of view if their are such).  I find good news and bad news viewpoints to be somewhat subjective, although there are some topics which have a tendency to be considered good by most viewers.

Surprisingly enough, I agree with this.  What some respondants are suggesting is that there is a tendency for mostly "bad" news to be reported, (or, at least that's they way they see it).  It is sometimes very subjective, as you said.  For instance, it was likely good news for most people that North Korea's latest missile test failed and bad news for N. Korea's new dictator.
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