HUMAN beings seem to have an insatiable appetite for knowing what is going on around them, be it with their neighbours or the world at large.
It is almost as if curiosity and the information that feeds it are as necessary to life as the fundamentals of food, sex and shelter.
You only have to look at the mass media to see the proof. So-called news, lots of drama (especially where there are pictures) and, amidst all this, interminable cooking and lifestyle programs.
The ‘news’ that feeds this apparent fundamental hunger for information ranges from pure gossip through seriously skewed opinion pieces and, if you’re lucky, a bit of objective reporting.