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Anyone else bored sick with wall to wall economy crisis coverage?

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Spidermama Fri 10-Oct-08 20:24:02

Because I am and I work in hard news.

expatinscotland Fri 10-Oct-08 20:25:33

so tired of it we don't put hte news on anymore.

nickytwoooohtimes Fri 10-Oct-08 20:26:42

They should just have a voice over "We're doooomed, we're doooooomed!" over and over again.
Of course it's very important but there is so much pointless speculation and chattering.

MarkStretch Fri 10-Oct-08 20:28:44

I am bored of these words:

Current climate
Global Economy
Rescue package
Tax payers money
Credit Crunch

RipMacWinkle Fri 10-Oct-08 20:30:43

Unfortunately am still glued to it. Has direct impact on me as my company is still being discussed and is at risk.

misspiggy Fri 10-Oct-08 20:32:10

God too. I know it's very serious and but can't help thinking that all the feverish speculation about what's going to happen next ramps up the panic factor and is helping the situation to snowball towards the recession that the media has been forecasting for what seems like forever.

lulumama Fri 10-Oct-08 20:33:38

yes, bored depressed and had enough ! things ar shite, we know this. any possible glimmer of hope or anything less bad gets buried.

we just have to knuckle down and ride it out as best we can

watching news24 all day on a loop won;t change that

expatinscotland Fri 10-Oct-08 20:33:50

i don't listen to it because the pessimist in me thinks all this bailout and crap isn't going to head off the inevitable and we'll all get stuck footing the bill.

TheCrackFox Fri 10-Oct-08 21:20:09

Yes, have stopped watching the news or reading papers. If the economy is up shit creek there is really nothing I can personally do about it, so no point in worrying about it really.

Spidermama Fri 10-Oct-08 23:43:03

At least for once I can feel smug for having no savings and no pensions plans. I might as well enjoy that while it lasts. grin

Spidermama Fri 10-Oct-08 23:43:04

At least for once I can feel smug for having no savings and no pensions plans. I might as well enjoy that while it lasts. grin

expatinscotland Sat 11-Oct-08 00:15:05

we don't have savings, pension or even a mortgage.

we don't have big jobs, either. we just basically do what comes our way same as always and can turn our hand to just about anything to turn a few coppers.

we live like old-time gypsies.

so in the grand scheme of things, it's all just somethign on the news.

trixymalixy Sat 11-Oct-08 00:21:26

I can't watch the news. It freaks me out too much.

Earlybird Sat 11-Oct-08 18:01:04

For the past few weeks I have watched/read a great deal of economic news in hopes I could educate myself and decide how best to personally navigate this economic storm.

After almost a month of daily catastrophic news, I am exhausted and very down - as are many around me. A friend is coming over this afternoon because she can't bear to be on her own - she broke down completely in the bank yesterday after a meeting with her accountant. Another friend has been to the doctor with chest pains. Another friend is drinking far too much. I am having difficulty sleeping as my mind races, and I feel panicky.

I am very close to boycotting all media because it is too upsetting. Perhaps it is better to opt out and come up for air/survey the wreckage when all this is over.

Ripeberry Sat 11-Oct-08 18:34:02

We don't even have £35,000 in savings!Pensions not needed for a few more years.
I've always watched news, but this is the first time ever that i've felt really worried.
Even the Iraq wars and others were not that bad.
It's just this has the potential to touch EVERYONE!

TsarChasm Sat 11-Oct-08 18:48:10

Yes, I am too. Death by Robert Peston.

The meeja just bludgeon any subject to oblivion and until it implodes and we can't care anymore. There's not a thing we can do about it.

Ok, ok we're all doomed. We get the message. It was credit crunch city anyway chez Tsar and has been for years, so not much change round here.

We were all doomed with bird flu, measles, teacher's strikes and alcohol before all this blew up.

expatinscotland Sat 11-Oct-08 18:50:25

oh, yes, and Y2K.

TsarChasm Sat 11-Oct-08 18:54:40

Ooh yes quite right, it was not the end of the world in 2000 as well wasn't it? All the endless speculation and people in the news building survival shelters stocked with beanshmmgrin

MrsGhoulofGhostbourne Sat 11-Oct-08 18:59:08

YESSSSSSSS! Totally bored with it. Do not see TV (except Merlin grin), so have only heard of Robert Peston by reputation. But when I was asked by the petrol station cashier this morning ( who was looking at teh newspapers while serving) if I was affected by the Credit Crunch - even tho' i know and like him and we chat regularly about inconsequential things - I felt like grabbing him by the neck, strangling him and say - ffs its a sunny Saturday, I am buying your petrol, lets - not- talk - about- it....

bleurgh Sat 11-Oct-08 19:04:45

Spidey.. where? Give us a clue.

MadameCastafiore Sat 11-Oct-08 19:13:29

Apparently RP has been bollocked about his coverage - he has been getting inside info that he was not meant to broadcast!!

DH went to lunch on Friday with a broketr who said you could judge the problems with the economy by how many raincoats Aquascutem had sold that week - DH laughed in his face and told him to get a grip - the man on the street has no fecking idea what Aquascutem is let alone enough money to purchase raincoats from them! I presume sales are down at the Aquascutem shop and so we should all sell all our belongings and move to Iceland!

And Australian Banks are the ones in which to invest your money apparently they are so heavily regualted that they don't have exposure to the sub prime toxic wasteland!

Spidermama Sat 11-Oct-08 23:28:08

Millions wiped off the stock market.

One trader called it 'Carnage. A blind panic'.

Councils count their missing ... YES. WHATEVER! I'VE HEARD IT.

expatinscotland Sat 11-Oct-08 23:29:56

even DD1 is bored of it.

she moans, 'ach, no' the banking thingy again. so boring. turn it off.'

Spidermama Sat 11-Oct-08 23:47:29

From the mouths of babes ...

bleurgh Sun 12-Oct-08 04:50:32

is that a clue?

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