Good evening, y'all. I avoid watching the news when I can, when I do watch it, I'm amazed at what the local producers consider to be current news. Some stories are over a week old. Only some of the stories are political in nature, some (fires, accidents and crime are not). But there is an attempt to politicize or sensationalize all the non political items. This was especially obvious during "special interest awareness months". National Network and Cable news is so politicized, even my wife has begun to avoid it. Problem is that total ignorance isn't good either.