Originally Posted by MayBaby2007
And I'm so glad I'm so paranoid with my daughter. People call me crazy--but I'm paranoid for a reason. Oprah's show today is the reason I'm so paranoid with my daughter.
This is why I don't watch these shows (yes, even Oprah). And heck, why I don't even watch the local news. The stories are so depressing, sad, and yes, sensationalized. They seem to get worse and worse every day. I know that these horrible things are going on, and would love to do everything in my power to help stop them, pass legislation, etc. But it gets to a point where it's even more depressing and frustrating because I feel that no matter what I do, this horrible stuff will still happen.
Maybe some would say I'm sticking my head in the sand and not dealing with it, but I disagree. Even Oprah, who in some people's eyes can do no wrong, is trying to get ratings. The news stations "tease" stories ("how your house is killing you... story at 11), to keep you tuned in. They sensationalize to keep us afraid and keep us tuning in. Cynical, yes, but realistic.
Sorry, just my two cents.