BBC World News reported more of the facts. Watching the news in other countries always shows me how American News outlets are more entertainment than fact.
There's no question that US cable news has more an "entertainment"/propaganda quality, broadcast national news isn't so much that way (and reaches like five times as many people as cable news does). AFAIK BBC World News is available for free on PBS in every US market, for a half hour/day. I like the Commonwealth bent of BBC World News, the focus of coverage on India, South Africa, NZ, Canada, etc. There's BBC News Hour on NPR every day too, at 3 am and 3 pm in my market. And for heaven's sake, Maryland is not pronounced Mary-Land!
Back to the topic, getting out of the rut is the main appeal, but getting away from waste is another. I don't understand when after being closed up in a heated environment for 6 months neighbors turn on the AC for the other 6. For example it is a beautiful morning of low humidity, about 65 F/18 C, and wonderful conditions all day yesterday-- why is their AC condenser running??? I don't understand wasting $100s like this every summer and missing out on enjoying the nice days with windows open. I like to get away from waste like that.