Monday 18 December 2017

This just in: I'm totally addicted to 24-hour news

Newspapers always give him a better sense of what's going on, but once he turns on the TV he's hooked, says Louis Jacob

I have a confession to make. I'm Louis Jacob and I'm a 24-hour news junkie. It's no joke. And, honestly, it's starting to get to me.

In a recent article on the BBC news website with the headline, "We pay a price for all the information we consume these days -- and it's knowing less," author Alain de Botton made the following point: "The obsession with current events is relentless. We are made to feel that at any point, somewhere on the globe, something may occur to sweep away old certainties."

Mr De Botton reckons we feel that "if we failed to learn about it instantaneously, it could leave us wholly unable to comprehend ourselves or our fellow human beings".

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