How the Cable
News Channels Nearly Drove Him Crazy
by Michael C.
Elliot Perceval was a 24-hour a day
news junkie. The two bedroom televisions that
brought him CNN and Fox remained on as he slept.
Even his unconscious world was kept apprised of
the days bleak events. No wonder I wake
up feeling so anxious and agitated, he
thought, but could not bring himself to tune out
the worlds discord. Then one night the
power went out and Elliot woke up believing that
global peace had finally been achieved. He rose
from bed full of enthusiasm to greet the day. On
his way to work, he smiled at his fellow
commuters and many returned his smile. Before
reaching his office, he made his usual stop for
coffee. While he was waiting to be served, he
noticed the cafés TV was tuned to the news.
Turn that fucking thing off! he