Absolutely idiotic premise displaying the kind of ignorant arrogance I see far too much on Medium. How could ignoring the news be anything to do with "white privilege" even if such a thing existed.
Choosing not to watch TV news, read newsapers or visit news sites is merely exercising a personal choice which is available to us all, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
I wonder what kind of news the author of this piece would like to force his 'friend' at gunpoint to watch? The propaganda being pumped out by mainstream media about the COVID pandemic? The biased, far - left shite about BLM and racist statues? the childish babblings of the Swedisk baby troll Greta Thunberg and her crusty ekSTINKtion rebellion followers?
Not everybody has the ability, the time or the enthusiasm to dig down through the establishment narratives and find out what is really going on but most people do have the nous to recognise that the narratives being served by mainstream media do not make any sense, so they ignore the bollocks and get on with their lives by doing the things that matter to them.
And in that respect people are making the wisest choice. While the article might give guilt addicts yet another chance to beat themselves up, trying to bully people to consume news content when they are well aware that the news channels offer only a choice between leftist misinformation and rightist misinformation is not going to win many friends.