Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bad News Is Good News

Makes Us Feel Better

“I used to believe that bad news would boost the morale of ordinary citizens. So much misfortune and misery in the outside world would be reassuring. As long as we personally are not experiencing an earthquake, a pogrom or matrimonial violence, we are doing better than most. Evil gossip about the lives of others reflects well on our own dull selves.” 

—Simon Jenkins, columnist, “Here is the news: it’s usually bad – and that’s bad for us,” The Guardian, 2016

Editorial Comment: What's better than the other guy’s misfortune?

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Homeless Evicted in Eureka


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