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Citizen Columnist / Joan Mahon / Barrage of negative news takes an emotional toll

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:01 am

There should be a book titled "The Power of Negative Thinking." The American people are constantly living on the edge. We are so stressed that we are unaware of the amount of in-your-face anxiety that we are force fed by the media. Television newscasters always have "breaking news" to report. This highly emotional reporting can be about the possibility of severe dangerous weather that may approach our area, or Kim Jong-un firing what may or may not be a nuclear weapon. Am I the only one who noticed that once the tragedy at the Boston Marathon occurred, not a peep was said about North Korea? Did that threat just disappear?

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