In my short (3 years) trading experience I have come across technical based traders who have said that they do not bother about news releases. I have always found that hard to believe and felt that it is perhaps 'politically correct' for them to say that.
Yesterday there was at least one post that suggested that going short on GBPUSD was a good trade. I checked my charts and indeed it was for a large profit target. Today the US new home sales data was disappointing. Until that news release, GBPUSD and EURUSD shorts were in great shape, as was long on USDCAD. The markets immediately reversed and have not still recovered.
Also remember that this is not even the NFP that we are talking about.
I can post a chart here but do not think anyone needs that to confirm what has happened.
So I think it would be a fallacy to say/think/believe that news does not matter. If you think otherwise I would love to hear why.