I especially agree with the whole “research before voting” thing. Problem is you have to dig a little bit to get actual data. I used to go to newsweek all the time for information, but was told that it was biased and did not give the full picture. So I went to foxnews and was met with the same thing. I tried cnn, new york times, local newspaper, so on and so forth but people kept asking “How can you read that (insert random wing) bullshit? You’re not getting the full picture”
I remember I tried to look up recent things Obama has done and I got some sites saying he reformed US energy, others saying he signed a hundred so bills (no mention of names) and others saying virtually nothing except that he increased the national debt by more amounts. A lot of people take whatever information they see as pure facts when they don’t bother looking for the potential propaganda it builds. I’m still among the guilty masses because I honestly do not know everything that Obama has done. I tried to read the healthcare bill with a dictionary on one side as well but I still don’t understand how it is going to work with/without ripple effects.
Not to hijack this thread but exactly where do people get their news/information? I hate to sound like a lazy ass but I do not want to subject myself to a research paper just to stay informed about current events without the bias.