Is it important to watch news and political magazines?

August 21, 2011 12:22pm CST
My colleague feels that this is very important to a critical attitude towards to maintain the policy and other institutions, otherwise the operation would be at risk in a democracy (because of lack of control Even so he comes with responsibility. I mean, however, it was quite true that there are people like investigative Would give journalists, but I must necessarily be that deal? or is this even possible, all To know the world's problems and to evaluate? He cares for instance (and can not) not to medical problems, although they also have a high Have relevance to our everyday lives?
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@nakula2009 (2325)
• Indonesia
25 Aug 11
usually does this "critical attitude" state with an empty, useless detail to know. much more important than the content, to show his wisdom is put to. in the news, it is similar. there's a handful of pictures, which are then spiced up by the individual transmitters. there are mini-campaigns and campaigns run and cling to it all back. why else is running in all news broadcasts always the same theme up and down? this is also a business. the said investigative journalism is really the only positive side of this business I can think of. However, there is no harm, after all, the medium to long-term developments that could affect even one to keep an eye. I do not see this one forced, however. also runs the TV an ongoing monologue on the response you can not. then one sees everywhere only Sodom and Gomorrah on the world and is still pulled down most of it. that's not the truth (the whole). but "no news is bad news." So I think it is not bad after some very moody
@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
24 Aug 11
I see the very same way as many before me. One must not interested, but to inform and form an opinion, in my opinion very important. If you go to a grammar school in the 11th Had a class going, but never politics or society in the classroom, has the not so simple. (I know say that it is an impertinence, that there is no way to choose policies from grade 7. To understand the world you have been aware of these issues and there was one to do, especially in the youth!) So why does not belong? Why do people not on the road?
@rifnee (1713)
• Indonesia
23 Aug 11
Since he does have a point, in a democracy every citizen is responsible for what happened - after all, we elect our representatives themselves, too, the Nazi Party and Hitler came to power through legal elections ... But on television news and political magazines must look so you do not anyway. I did not even have a TV. On the Internet there is good news portals and news ticker, and pages where you can find information about the background to the headlines. Although ALL can be guaranteed not to know, and certainly not even classify and judge, but an overview of current issues should have been. Then you can at least to some extent make qualified decisions when you are asked for ever by a tick - what actually happens in Germany far too rare - and stand up when an issue arises that affects one personally. For my everyday medical problems currently have rather no relevance, I'm healthy and my children - what is important to me are the political problems in the medical field, control health insurance benefits, premiums, co-payments, something like everything is controlled politically, should there , if one can influence it! Otherwise, at some point not a normal person afford a fairly reasonable care, such as in the U.S. ...
• Indonesia
22 Aug 11
Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind, after nature has long since spoken to remain free from external direction his life would still like immature, and why it is so easy to set themselves up as their guardians. Kant .. He is right. Who is not critical, which you can talk into taking it all.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
22 Aug 11
Well its important to have an idea of what is going on in the world. Of course the Internet is a good and easy tool for that, so there is no need to watch the news, read magazines or newspapers. Of course its important to have a good idea of what is going to happen but is it naturally mentally healthy? Again that depends on your view of the world. There are times where we think that we have a better idea of what is going on in the world but we can be informed by certain biased viewpoints who attempt to skew our opinions. It is important to get all sides of the story and understand what is happening in the world from there. However that might not be the best thing either. There are a lot of things in the world that while we need to know them, it is kind of better off that we do not know anything about them. Its a rather interesting thing that we have to be informed but at the same time, there is such a thing as being slightly too informed. That is just the way the world tends to move and shift as it is. Still trying to stay informed will keep us educated but don't get too distressed about what you find out.