What is "news"? Ordinary events are not "news" except to the
people who are part of those "ordinary" events. Cub Scout Pack Meetings
are an example. The boys look forward to them. The leaders prepare carefully.
The parents hope that the boys will catch the vision of what scouting can do.
But to you and me, unless "our boy" is part of that Pack Meeting,
we're not going to take time to read about that Pack Meeting.If
the headline tells you that the story is "sordid", you don't have
to read the article. Just like on a TV, you have control over what you watch or
listen to or read.The Deseret News is an excellent newspaper. It is
family oriented. It is filled will articles that enlighten and inform; but, it
is also a newspaper. As a newspaper, it reports "news", even
"news" that we would rather not have to see. The world still has
problems. Being aware that those problems exist protect us from blindly
wandering into danger.
If it bleeds, it leads. We have to be kept fearful.