No News Is Good News

— Aaron

When people say “No news is good news” do they mean that the absence of news is a good thing, or that there is no such thing as news that is good? If the absence of news is a good thing, then it could be implied that there is no such thing as good news, and if there is no such thing as good news, it definitely follows that the absence of news is probably good.

But which is the prevalent interpretation?

I guess they’re pretty equivalent, but the saying makes me wonder.

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