If you want to sleep well, smugly, confident you’re right, confident you know it all—watch your news channel of choice. Get your validation.
If you want to learn more. If you want to improve our discourse, watch how the channel you don’t watch (or that you mock, or laugh at, or discount) is covering what happened today.
It’s a worthwhile exercise. It will expand your thinking. I’m not saying what’s right or wrong. I’m just learning. Doing so won’t change your mind, but it will give you lots of interesting context. It’s a rare night where all outlets are covering the same story rigorously.
#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for this first panel and all the contextual reminders they’re pushing. It’s a rare night indeed. Where you get true clarity on the POVs that are driving how what happens is perceived, especially because you can change the channel and immediately get the precise counterpoint. It’s an excellent way to grasp the tension within our populace.
Also, 2:3 panelists on Fox News are of South Asian descent. I have no idea how to feel about it.