Cable News Nightmare: Turn Off, Tune Out

No news is bad news for networks like CNN.

What are you watching? Probably not MSNBC.

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There's supposed to be an ancient Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." Even if it's not ancient or Chinese, it captures a certain truth. World War II was riveting. The Black Death was so fascinating that no one could talk about anything else. On the other hand, GDP growing 3.5% and everyone raising contented families in spacious, airy homes with swell schools? Yawn.

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