I no longer watch TV. I don't read the newspapers anymore either. Whatever current event I know comes to me through word of mouth, and if it is good enough, then I try to search for it online ... that is, if I remember it when I'm in front of the computer.
It's just too depressing to hear the news sometimes, and wallowing in blissful ignorance is the best option especially when you are tired from work. The next option is The Onion.
The Onion is a veritable online news organization that tells the story as it is, and doesn't bother to sugarcoat anything. The staff works day and night (with no rest and no pay) to give out the news that we, the intelligent online community, craves and deserves.
Take the story of East Timor's first female dictator, tauted as "a step forward for women". Such uplifting and empowering news, as only The Onion can deliver.