I kind of ratchetted down my news consumtpion to near zero back in early december, as kind of a necessity. Every part of the news cycle even from my more favored news cycles just feels very bleak and very samey all the time; and it was really impacting me on an emotional level.
I’ve mentioned on Mastodon somewhat recently. I feel like the news cycle for american politics for the next year feels a bit predestined. In that we know what the big moves and shakeups are likely to be, and short of knowing outcomes of the 2020 election we pretty much know what a lot of 2020 is going to look like politicaly, pretty far in advance.
I feel more than a little bit irresponsible though just declaring the news cycle as bleak and meaningless, and tuning it out this long.
Curious to know how other people manage this. Though I suspect @maiki depends largely on his social graph to keep him up to date, if I recall correctly.