There's been quite a few posts lately in some of these threads regarding information and so-called "news" from very biased sources. Some folks tend to believe these sources as fact, without taking the time to verify the real or whole story.
It's a huge problem that has been popping up lately. Someone finally addressed the problem in a book. It's written by John Avlon, a former aide to Rudy Guiliani, called "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America".
The book attacks both left and right wing extremists, and talks about the attitudes of those like Glenn Beck (on the far right), and Keith Olbermann (on the far left) as making careers out of being divisive, compulsive liars, and harming American media.
A quote from his book:
What is a wingnut? It’s someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum. they are the professional partisans and unhinged activists, the hard-core haters and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. And they are on the rise.
Pumped up by the self-segregated echo chamer of talk radio, cable news, and the Internet, Winguts see politics as ideological bloodsport, an all-or-nothing struggle for the nation’s soul. They are energized by dividing Amreica into “us against them.” And for those with a vested interest in stirring the crazy-pot, all all this is good for business. Hate is a cheap and easy recruiting tool. But it can be murder on democracy.
He talks about how people are now getting most of their news from "professional polarizers" who's sole job is to divide America and make enemies out of each other. It's an onslaught of misinformation presented to the American people every day, laid out on the pretense of being "informed".
Misinformed is NOT being informed. I would suggest that some folks may want to look at this book, and learn how to recognize biased sources, search for real facts, and not let their opinions be formed by those who make money on attempting to divide this country.