#209 Take the news with a grain of salt and ounce of prevention

Survival Tip #209

Take the news with a grain of salt and an ounce of prevention

So, I can’t say for sure about those of my readers that come from out side of the States, but keep in mind the news is a business. If the news isn’t getting viewers, they aren’t selling commercial space, and if they aren’t selling commercial space they aren’t making money. Keep this in mind every time they go all gloom and doom on you. Misery sells a lot better than happiness(if you don’t believe me count the number of negative news reports against the positive ones).

This isn’t an excuse to disregard the news entirely though. Inside that grain of salt there might be a smidgen of truth.  What this means is if you see a report that you think is a trigger event go do your research to see the extent of the facts. Find different news stations takes on the events, especially if the event is in another country and you can find their sources. Besides that you can also seek out bloggers that were impacted directly by what took place. If you put all of these pieces together and adjust for biases you should be able to put together a clear picture of what level the treat is to you. Based on this assessment you can determine if you need to take your prepping to the next level or not.

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One thought on “#209 Take the news with a grain of salt and ounce of prevention

  1. Reblogged this on Running Wolf and commented:
    This is so true. I’d add that the news is the result of several layers of bias. Editorial bias, reporter bias, commercial bias and is driven by ratings not what’s in the best interest of the public.

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