I don't watch the televised news, as a rule. It's never been a part of my life. So, as a result, I wind up becoming aware of news only after it has been run through the cultural filter related to my hobby of choice.
Take this piece of art by zero-lives, as an example. Did you guys know that there's some oil leaking out of a well into the Gulf of Mexico? That sounds vaguely unhealthy. Somebody should probably do something about that. Anybody know who's responsible?