Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows:
I wondered: If I moved to Texada and never heard another word of news, would I miss it? It’ll go on in multiple perambulations through my life, and no doubt through subsequent incarnations, to the Last Day. But does it really matter, as each new crisis ages past its best before date and is replaced by the next? It’s an industry.
If there were no news, they’d have to make it up.
Maybe they do.
How would we know if they do?