Please, media, go away and let me sleep!

No wonder we can’t sleep at night—there’s all that media buzzing around in our heads. Do you, like the author, ever wish it would just go away?

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At times, she would nervously rub her chest the way people do when they feel shooting pains. The CNN anchor back home kept yelling at her to “move behind the wall” to protect herself from the whizzing bullets. It was terrifying to watch her heroic display, and as a former journalist, I was proud of the job she was doing.

The screen next to her featured Whoopi Goldberg and the women of the “The View” chatting up Rob Lowe about his memories of meeting Katherine Hepburn at a hotel when he was 8 years old. She fed him tea and cakes after he boldly knocked on the door of her hotel suite.

Three screens down from me a re-run of the “Today Show” featured its two female anchors interviewing guests while riding on exercise bikes and trading quips on how many calories they were burning.

Meanwhile, to the left of the CNN report and its bobbing and weaving correspondent, a CNBC anchor was cheerfully relating the stock market’s 300-point gain.

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