The Most Shocking Stories of 2015


In traditional news stories, the bad news is highlighted for the same reason people stop to stare at a car wreck. Scary stories and bad news elevates our nervous system and stimulates our senses. For this reason, on local news channels you still see lead off stories of fires, shootings, and murders. Some have suggested that while CNN and other news outlets continue to play the negative side of news, the internet could be a location for more positively spun stories. Sites like Huffington Post could be cornering the market on more positive stories. However, when it’s all said and done, the negative, shocking stories still rise to the top of our memories. Here are the top 9 for 2015.

9. Charlie Sheen and HIV


8. Rachel Dolezal is white

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7. Jared Fogel is a child molester

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6. Police shooting of Walter Scott

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5. Caitlyn Jenner


4. Charleston church shooting

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3. Paris attacks

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2. Bill Cosby the rapist

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1. Trump is a nightmare

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