I will explain why I am no longer watching the news and have not since 2013. There are 3 main areas I will focus on.
All the big stories the news carries is local murders and it is depressing to hear and watch. I understand they are not glorifying the crime but it gets me riled up and angry hearing this day in and day out. They spend over half an hour discussing certain details and the other events takes a back seat. I just don't want to associate with this potential negative mindset. So and so murdered in cold blood or somebody taking their own life is just depressing to hear and view.
It seems like you can't go more than a week without hearing about a woman or a little girl being raped and it's so depressing. I don't like hearing about this nor hearing and witnessing the man getting exposure time, which he likely enjoys. Sure, it's nice to hear him getting exposed but giving him what he really wants such as TV time and recognition is only adding to his fame, which is terrible.
This seems to be the most common crime happening in areas and especially in poor neighbors where people don't have decent jobs. It seems like all the time, somebody is stealing something or breaking into a car or house and all we hear is the same thing said about not all details are in but when they are, we will give it to you.
They always discuss the crimes and focus on it and it's down trodden and boring. They always put the sports and weather last or after the crime stories. I'm tired of the crime stories getting the recognition over the other stories just because it's bad news. They need to give the good news some recognition and more so to show what we as a nation are about. This only adds to the fact that bad news sells and wins interest in people what they like to hear.