So here's my 2 cents.
How about a media fast today?
Instead of wallowing in the miserable media mud pit, turn off your computer, TV, radio, phone, and avoid the paper or magazines if you can.
You can't avoid it completely. Some fool will come up to you and ask you where you were when it happened, and how terrible it was, and how we need to fly our flags so the they don't win this war(?). Just nod, smile, and get away from them as quickly as possible.
Go call your boyfriend, play with your kids, hug your mom, write a letter to your senator, etc. Do something in the here and now.