I like to think of myself as an up-to-date type of girl. Between several YAHOO loops, Publishers Lunch emails, and the Romance Writers Report form the RWA, I feel I'm rather informed on what's going on in the publishing world. But just like the local newspaper with all its crime stories, it can depress the heck of me too.
Maybe helicopter pilots and ostriches have it right. Keep your head down and ignore the crap flying around.