So, I used to subscribe to a few news feeds. Something from CNET, Slashdot, Wired, etc. I've got various news feeds that arrive by e-mail too (which I never read).
Over the past few months I got the shits with the bullshit I saw in all of these news feeds. Gradually unsubscribing after giving them a month or three to prove themselves (as it were).
Anyway, I kept Wired for some reason. It wasn't too busy, I didn't really ever read it though. For the last day or two I've been skimming through the headlines. They all just piss me off. I'm unsubscribing from it now.
This means I am 100% 'news' free. The only way that I find out about anything is when my friends (or their blogs) tell me something, or I go out of my way to search for it on the internet.
Just the way I like it.