I’ve often thought that would be a great idea (since long before the internet) for compulsive daily newspaper readers. Put it aside for a week, and most of it will be rendered pointless, wrong or hopelessly out of date. And like you said, you would gain some perspective on just how ephemeral the “news” is. I think it is both a healthy and a responsible approach. Very responsible, you are probably able to see the issues much more clearly than most using this method. A more dispassionate view. It’s very difficult these days to avoid the news, so a paper might be rendered obsolete in just a day or two. I blame NPR and the internet.
I wish you continued health and responsibilty, and the sadness and resignation that come with seeing the human condition clearly. rb