Tuesday, June 17, 2008
An Imbalanced Diet
More than ever in the age of the internet, news consumers are faced with the temptation to immerse themselves in only the news sources that reinforce their current political point of view. Though the mere existence Drudge Report, The Huffington Post, and other news sites with a clear partisan agenda does not constitute a problem, I believe that we owe it to our country and ourselves to maintain a balanced news diet which contains ideas from all sides of the political spectrum. Otherwise, we risk demonization of opposing viewpoints, partisan gridlock, and intellectual apathy.