Good News

Posted July 1st, 2008 — Filed in Bud's Musings

“Romania’s Senate has ordered television and radio stations to air more ‘happy’ news, arguing that too much gloom is making people ill. According to a draft law which still needs the approval of the President, broadcasters will have to give equal time to ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ issues in their newscasts. The plan’s initiators said negative news has an ‘extraordinarily harmful and irreversible impact on health.’ The Senate approved the law unanimously. Of course, the media watch groups and the state broadcast regulator have urged the President to veto the bill.” It would sure be terrible if there were any good news reported. What is bad is that a law would be necessary to get some happy news.