Friday, April 29, 2011
Media Polarization Makes Us All Look Like Idiots.
These two stories were side by side in my news feed yesterday. There's something for those who don't care and something for the fanatics but what about those of us who are mildly interested? This seemed like a great illustration of something that I keep seeing over and over again in the media and in politics. It's all about extremes. You never hear from the less vocal majority. I think the polarization of our media is a major cause of dissension and hate among our nation in general. We only hear about the extremists because that's what gets the headlines some attention. Look at what this has done to Muslims, heck look what this has done to Mormons! This fixation on extremes promotes misunderstanding rather than helping us to have empathy for where another person is coming from.
Sorry for the rant. Just had to get it off my chest.