"In our life, the information culture makes itself useful not by informing or educating us, but by warning and alarming us. All of life, it seems, is a warning to be discovered or delivered. It would be nice if there was a Life Center [as opposed to a Storm Center], issuing warnings and alerts like this: 'Hey, great news. It will snow tonight and tomorrow, and be incredibly beautiful in the morning, and great for walks, games and beautiful scenes. And lucky kids will get off of school and lucky people will get off of work.'" Jon Katz
Yes. information is meaningless without perspective, and I appreciate Jon Katz's perspective. So why does the media always opt for the negative perspective, the panicked perspective, the doom-and-gloom perspective?
That's a purely rhetorical question.
NEWSFLASH: The Life Center just issued this alert: "It's going to be a wonderful weekend with lots of opportunity to live, laugh, and love. So carpe diem!"