Why I Stopped Reading National News

A 200-year-old newspaper helped me figure out why modern news is stoking irrational fear and anxiety

An Early Copy of Benjamin Day’s New York Sun / Credit: Library of Congress

Last week I was hunting in Utah with people who work in media, entertainment, and business. Half the fun of hunting is camp, where people come together in the afternoon and at night to sit around and shoot the shit. Cell phones don’t…