I think I have made my point, and now I would like to suggest that we all ignore all the doom and gloom and predictions from these so called media experts, and get on with our lives. Take a more positive attitude, and look around you for the opportunities in life, and the good things that happen, not the disasters. We can't change them. Don't let the media steal your dreams! There are now, and always will be great opportunities in this world in spite of what the media says. Remember how they make their living. Media is a business, and if you ignore them, and take control of your own life, you will be a lot better off. They may never go away, but maybe some day they will learn that we all have rights like privacy etc. too, and to just stick to reporting the news and not trying to make, or effect it.
Get positive and stay positive, spend your time on better things like how to improve your own personal situation in life, quit worrying about disasters, and the sex life of movie stars etc. Quit wasting time on the media, and you will have a great and successful 2009.