Suddenly I became VERY busy with client assignments. Every ghostwriter and speechwriter knows that when those emergency assignments come in, they usually do so simultaneously. I didn't have time to even click on Mediabistro.com's Morning Media Newsfeed, never mind reflect on who was leaving a newspaper or network or who was fighting with whom.
Not keeping up with the media didn't affect my earnings. It didn't affect my ability to serve clients. And it didn't affect how I saw the world.
Is it really possible to unbundle ourselves from the always-on media? Is keeping up with media a time-wasting habit, much like investing all Sunday morning with THE NEW YORK TIMES? Incidentally, because of being VERY busy I passed up buying THE TIMES the past several Sundays. The world didn't end. I wasn't struck stupid. No one stopped me on the street and told me that I was neglecting my duty to track world events.