I no longer follow the news. My decision to stop following it came after I read several Neil Postman books. “News” paper and programs provide lots of useless info that create distorted views of the world, seldom with any discernible benefit for anyone save the programmers and their sponsors.
I did not see or understand less because I dropped the news. Indeed, I found quite the opposite. Absent the for-profit commentary, things got a lot clearer.