The world today is a non-stop news story.
Hundreds of mundane events occur every day.
They involve people, issues and places.
News is big business and business is all about making money.
Websites, newspapers, television and radio report news.
They move information around.
They determine what news comes to your attention.
They keep you informed.
The media mogul can control and manipulate your thinking.
Emotional reporting that is clear, fluent and persuasive is always irrational.
News is defined as newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events.
It falls into 4 categories: local, state, national and international.
Local news covers events of local importance.
State news covers events and issues of state importance.
National news covers news stories of national importance.
International news covers events of international importance.
An international news story can be a turning point in a country’s national affairs or a history making event involving two or more countries.
Your local news service keeps you informed about local events.
It can involve social media.
A local news story can gain state, national and international attention.
The importance of a news story is judged by the scope of its influence.
State events influence a state, national events influence a nation and international events influence the world.
A state, national or international event can get media coverage.
Is that event important?
You get your daily serving of unspeakable violence, brutality, economic uncertainty, loss and misery from your favourite news provider.
There’s so much going on that it’s impossible to keep up.
Yesterday’s disaster is quickly forgotten as today’s serving of shock and awe grabs your attention.
But, in the age of 24/7 news streaming so much news isn’t news.
You must constantly ask yourself: Is that event important?
So much news is info-entertainment.
It’s there to entertain and relieve boredom.
Gossip drives the info-entertainment industry.
News websites constantly change their headline stories.
They’re entertaining a fickle, changeable viewing audience.
Keen discrimination is needed to sift the chaff from the hay.
It’s needed to judge a story’s news worthiness and importance.
So many stories, so little news
Chances are you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount of news.
News can be history making, shocking, heart-breaking, joyful, sensational, trivial, temporary, speculative or unbelievable.
Reports on human suffering, violence and misery are very popular.
Sensation sells news.
Fake news is popular.
With instant access to national and international news stories you’re living in a global village.
You’re informed about what is happening in far off cities and countries.
And don’t forget all the celebrity gossip.
Gossip is defined as casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about people’s private lives that usually involve details which are not confirmed as true.
A celebrity is a famous or infamous person especially in entertainment or sport.
What you need to know
You will only make sense of global astrology by seeing the big picture.
You need to be able to distinguish between the inconsequential, trivial event of no importance and the important event of some consequence.
If you want to make sense of the news and its astrological source you have to focus on the major, more important, news stories.
You need to be able to determine if the crime, accident, disaster, act of violence, judicial verdict, business deal, financial report, peace move, cost of living price-hike, weather event, social event, political scandal or knee injury is an important news story or not.
The mills of God turn out events and your favorite website, social media, reporter, journalist, writer and blogger is here to bring them to your attention.
The expert commentators and opinion makers are there to help you make sense of what’s going on but with unlimited diversity of opinion two experts can see the same ‘crisis’ differently and make their diametrically opposed opinions sound so plausible.
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