I think so.
Nowadays I tend to shy away from the news - I don't read papers or watch TV news, and only rarely glimpse at internet sources if the stories are positive.
To me it's like we have a load of "doom and gloom" scouts, who go out into the far flung corners of the globe just to bring us tales of woe and despair, and figure that I don't want that level of negativity filtering into my life. I don't want more reasons to be angry, and if it's important enough it'll find its way to me anyway.
So, is this incredible diet of daily negativity bad for our souls, does it make us focus too much on the bad stuff in life, or is it necessary and mostly good? Maybe you're someone who prefers to stay informed of everything going on, regardless of its effect on your mood?