It’s All Doom and Gloom

Dear Mr. Media,

Whoever you are, can you please stop with all the doom and gloom reporting? I am sick and tired of turning on the television to discover the latest thing that threatens my life.

First it was Killer Bees, then it was Mad Cow Disease. That was quickly followed by West Nile Virus, then it was Listeria, and now Swine Flu.

Enough already! None of the other ones got me. And I refuse to be taken out by a tiny mosquito or a piece of pork.

I don’t think you need to try and scare the public all the time. Why not report on some good news stories more often? Those stories seem to be rare but what seems to be even rarer is anyone being afflicted by the above conditions. I don’t know anyone personally who has been. So please stop with all the doom and gloom.

Television news is like junk food for the brain. And I’m going on a diet.

Yours truly,

Chase March