Drifting Toward Anarchy
Yes, it’s popular to blame the right-wing politicians, point fingers at those we disagree with and concentrate on the dark side of America. But we are all in this together.
Where do you get your news?
Most of us engage to one degree or another with news out lets that make us comfortable. It’s a tribal sort of thing. You’re not likely to know what’s up with Tucker Carlson if you’re a Democrat or Rachel Maddow if Republican.
Way back in my far-away youth, when Chicago had three newspapers, my dad would drive up to the Wilmette train station about eight every evening to pick up the latest editions. He used to joke that he read the Tribune for the right, the Sun-Times for the left and the Daily News for the truth. But the key was he read all three and we seldom do that today, rarely venture out of our comfort zone.
Because I write, I try to meet my dad’s standards. And that’s easier in this online world than driving to Wilmette. I’m not a great fan of Tucker, but I listen as often as I can ha…