“At a certain point, there’s a misery quotient that results from immersing one’s self in the news, in the almost forensic detail of the suffering, and I have to ask myself, ‘How does this affect my life?’”
—Christian Livermore, writer, in Christopher Mele’s “Fatigued by the News? Experts Suggest How to Adjust Your Media Diet,” The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2017 (Thanks to alert WORDster Tony Seton)
• Editorial Comment: Please! For the love of God, turn it off!
PeezPix by Ted Pease
Ted & Brenda, reduced to Claymation by current events
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