I check my homepage for news every morning when I get on the Internet. This morning, I saw the headline, "Violent riots erupt" and I immediately thought, "Oh that's awful! What poor country did that happen in?" before reading on to discover it was our country! Then further shock set in when I realized that it was over a coach being fired. I had not been following the news stories on this topic, but the headline prompted me to investigate why a coach being fired would stir such emotion in the student body as to overturn a news van and that women would weep at the news of this termination.
Personally, I find it ridiculous, but it did prompt a conversation between my husband and I about the Occupy Wall Street protests, which again, we didn't know much about and felt the need to investigate. The problem with news media being so easy to access is that you feel like you should be on top of all the headline topics. I'm sorry, but in a normal day, I don't have time for that. I can barely run my own life and responsibilities. I can't keep up with all the uproar and scandal these days.
So then my husband says, "I wondered when the next civil war would happen. What if we had an uprising here?" and I said, "Occupy Fillmore!" and he said, "Yeah, we overturned a farm truck!" LOL-ing followed :)