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Another Source Of Anti-Intellectualism In The U.S. Today?

In a recent Washington Post article by Michael Gerson I read this interesting assertion: Because of the ideological polarization of cable television news, talk radio and the Internet, Americans can now get their information from entirely partisan sources. They can live, if they choose to, in an ideological world of their own creation, viewing anyone outside that world as an idiot or criminal, and finding many who will cheer their intemperance. While Gerson goes on to myopically (or anachronistically) assert that this was “perfected” by political liberals over the past four years (i.e. forgetting that the same claim was made Read more