Good news does not sell, it is considered boring and people really do not have enough compassion for 'human interest' stories.

People are fascinated with the bad news, or moreso the sexed up shocking news, which is never a positive news story.

The media provide a commodity, that commodity is often wrapped up in negativity that does not pertain to it, but needs to grab attentions. 

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4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

I agree! It's a sad fact.

thanks for this it is absolutely correct. i hate negativeity too!

Media focuses on what will sell. They care not for the truth. I took a journalism class in college. The professor stood there, telling us how to write thrilling, interesting, mind catching things about what had happened. I raised my hand and asked, "What about the truth - do we always pay attention to the truth?"<br />
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He just stared at me - a couple of the other students snickered. - Oh well.

Here .... Here ... tugging on forlock :- )