I’m old enough to remember when 24-hour news was new, and everybody predicted that knowing about current events the moment they happen would make everybody smarter and better informed.
Isn’t that funny?
Instead, here’s what we have now: Anytime something bad happens that fits into the prevailing liberal media narrative, it’s milked for every last drop of outrage. Any facts that contradict the accepted narrative are downplayed or outright ignored. For example, whenever a white cop kills a black person, it’s proof that America is irredeemably racist and it justifies the now-inevitable “mostly peaceful” rioting. That’s what we’re seeing right now, once again, in Minnesota.
This is bad news for anybody who cares about facts and evidence. These times aren’t made for people who actually want information before forming an opinion. But it’s a golden age for journalists and politicians and everybody else who loves to stoke outrage and divide people.