Politics Through Polarized Sunglasses


maxresdefaultThere was a time when “polarization” meant whether or not you wanted to pay extra money to have it on your sunglasses or not.

Now it applies to the politics of the day and the so-called” extreme positions taken by either side. So why are we so “polarized” today, and is this really “the worst it’s ever been?”

Of course not, but there is something different about it today. And you can see that difference in the discussion over the “murder” of Justice Scalia and the “apples to oranges” comments of Senator Chuck Schumer.

And it all comes down to how we see “news” reported and consumed. We aren’t looking for information from which we can make an informed and well considered opinion. We’re looking for confirmation of what we already believe. And we accept the manipulation of our opinions and emotions to achieve that goal, without ever considering whether or not this is the real problem with America today?

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Posted on February 17, 2016, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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