The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of “OMG what now?!” kind of reactions to the news. The relentless stream of information would usually be music to my analytical brain but lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep up with sussing out what is fact from opinion, let alone digest and critically analyse what I’ve just read. I’ve been on a kind of news diet these last few days and trying to keep offline but at the same time trying to find ways to just get what I need to know to stay informed.
I’m certainly not one to avoid reading / watching the news. I believe it’s important to stay informed. I think what makes me tired and pissed off is when news agencies pass opinion pieces for news rather than just reporting the facts. Also, what is considered “facts” and “truth” are debatable, apparently. I think that’s why I’ve struggled to write a good blog post that’s focussed – there’s just so much going that I don’t even know where to start.
Anyhow, the last two books I read bring to mind issues and events happening in the news so I’ve been reluctant to post them because I’m not sure I’ve articulated my reactions fully. Or maybe the posts feel a bit tired because I’m getting tired. Either way, stick around for some updates later this week!