I'm exposed to little of the what the mainstream media considers "news" outlets, but I still find myself feeling beat to death with "news" about Iraq.
I would like one day to pass during which I can look at a mainstream newspaper, web site, and other media outlet without seeing a single mention of Iraq or the so-called "war" there.
Is that really too much to ask? Does the average person really care so deeply about what's going on in Iraq (or what's not going on there) that the big media outlets feel compelled to beat us to death with "news" about it?
I find it hard to believe. But then again, it's entirely possible that I don't know many average people.
 Really, NPR and infrequent visits to news.yahoo.com are the extent of my regular exposure. I can't imagine watching an hour of the nightly news every day as well as listening to the radio and reading a newspaper. My parents have been doing it for years and I really don't know how they can deal with it.
Posted by jzawodn at May 10, 2004 07:36 PM