I applaud the Dems going through the motions of this whole second impeachment. It's a cart and pony show, but a very necessary one - a catharsis that must take place in order for half of this nation to start healing.
I've avoided watching any of the daily coverage. I don't need those images. I don't need those words. I don't want to hear the pandering commentary.
Regardless of where we get our information, at this point, it's a given; we tune into the media outlet that is going to tell us what we want to hear. We know who they are and whether or not they are to be 'trusted'. And they know who their audience is and what they have to put on the table in order to feed us.
That's why NBC is my go to. I'm not looking for the hyperbole of Fox, or the blandness of CBS. I want to listen to someone who feels the same way I do about a plethora of issues. I want to be spoon-fed the pablum I know I can tolerate... I do not need my head exploding while I am trying to get my evening meal together.
We don't want that discomfort.
We don't want to end up with whiplash brain.
That's how it feels when I read differing accounts of the same situation.
I get 'fair and balanced'... but that ain't happening, folks. It does not exist.
Fair has been replaced by fear. Balanced has been replaced by blind and bland.
My brain is taxed as it is. So I do not go out of my way to hear differing opinions, unless I know I need to be educated. Certain social issues? Yes. Tell me your story. Share your experience, for it may modify my own and my comprehension.
But factual occurrences? Hard news items? No. I can read. And I can read between the lines. I have a logical brain coupled with a common sense approach. My BS detector? Finely-tuned.
Are there grey areas? Hell, yes. For example: clichés exist for a reason. But if you have half a brain and are interested in growing as a human being, you know enough to take a look at the validity of that reason. Where's the truth? What's the motivation? Where did it come from? As someone interested in evolving, you know better than to take anything at face value.
And that's why, as we tune in nightly for our dose of biased pablum guaranteed to please, we must steel ourselves and remain vigilant. We must continue to discern the truth... which is not always what we want it to be.