I’ve spent the last hour flipping back and forth between Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow. The “last channel” button on the remote control makes it pretty easy.
After a while I realized I was just swerving from one side of the road to the other and the common themes are interesting:
- Our guy is looking out for you!
- The other guys are hypocrites
I think they’re both right. I think both sides truly believe they have the right plan and I believe they are all hypocrites. I think both sides think the ends justify the means.
The problem is that if you stay on one channel, you only get half the story (the half you like). But you know what- there are some things you don’t like that are still true and important.
Swerving from one side of the road to the other may not be the best way to operate a vehicle, but at least you stay on the road. Keep veering left or right and you’ll be in a corn field before you know, maybe even wrapped around a tree, either way you cease to go forward.
The challenge: if you only watch one network- take a few days to watch the one you despise. It may be tough, it may make you really mad, but you’ll find out that hidden in the mostly partisan talking points, arguments, and sanctimonious crap, there will be something that you hear that will be bad for your candidate, and yet 100% true, and still not reported on your network of choice.
If you want to be an informed voter: Swerve for the truth.