Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm ignorant

and I'm not ashamed. But I'm uncomfortable with being ignorant. I want to know more about what's going on in the world. But how can you know what's what unless you know how to separate the facts from the opinions?

It seems like a lot of news these days is filled with opinion. The idea is to be on the lookout for the spin.  I want to examine news stories from both liberal and conservative media outlets in an attempt to gain further understanding of goings on and how people interpret them. I will actively separate the fact from opinion, labeling them as such. I'll look for the same story told from contrasting viewpoints, and from this maybe I'll be able to piece together a more clear picture.