Thursday, 25 October 2012
When is enough enough?
It is necessary to either read a newspaper, listen to the radio, go online or watch TV in order to have at least some idea of what is happening in the world around us. This I accept.
What for me is becoming well-nigh intolerable is the sheer volume of 'bad' news items which fill the half-hour news slot every day.
Yesterday was the wretchedly sad story of the Doctor whose entire family were wiped out in a horrendous house fire.
Today started with the news that yet another part of the once great Ford manufacturing empire is to close, with the loss of yet more jobs.
Then there is the ever-increasing volume of horror stories around the vile can of worms which is the Jimmy Savil story.
The supposedly good news story which ended today's half hour was that of the award which is to be presented (posthumously) to the dog who died - apparently of a broken heart - on the same day as his soldier hero owner.
If this is good news then Dear Lord please spare from the bad.
Sufficient unto the day....
Posted by Ray Barnes at 2:34:00 pm