What is the difference between not receiving the news on your personalized page and not reading it in a newspaper? If you aren't interested, you aren't interested. The same articles that I don't have on my Google page are the same articles I wouldn't read in the newspaper.
I get Slashdot, Google News Top Stories and Digital Photography School. I realize I'm not very well informed on current events. If I didn't have a Google page I'd be even less so.