I can't hide my head in the sand any longer. To be honest, I've been giving the news a cold shoulder lately. Sometimes I'll follow it religiously, other times, I ignore it...or try to. Babe, on the other hand, is obsessed with the news. He could sit in front of his fave new station all day every day and soak up it's content. Frankly, I've had enough, and I'm sick of hearing of the depressing disasters, personal attacks, and sick-o nutjobs. Not to mention the media prying into people's personal lives and putting it on display in front of thousands of people (Brittany Murphy and the 911 call, anyone?). So heartbreaking and depressing. Today, though, I decided to watch with babe. I needed to put on my big girl pants and deal.
Unless you live under a rock, you've heard about Haiti. It's so unfortunate these people not only have to deal with extreme poverty, but to deal with a catastrophic earthquake to this extent is just heartrenching. The death toll at this moment in Haiti is at 70,000 now-and the number is expected to rise as more bodies are found. Seventy-THOUSAND! I can't even wrap my mind around those numbers. After watching 60 minutes tonight, my heart hurt for these people and their families. The deceased aren't even receiving proper burials. Tractors are picking up their bodies and dumping them in mass graves.
Please say a prayer for these people...I can't even imagine.