Originally Posted by MiddleAgedAl
In the olden days, you'd have to flip thru a newspaper, and even if you chose not to read articles with a different viewpoint, you'd be exposed to them somewhat. You'd know they are there. Now, you can isolate yourself completely from them quite easily, and still have enough news to not be able to read it all each day. Kinda scary when you think about it, I think that is contributing to the polarization of things.
Hey I think that is a really good point. People are choosing to tune in to the view that appeals to them while ignoring the others. At the same time, there are now markets for political talking heads to pander to people only looking certain views. So nowwe have news media picking sides knowing they'll consolidate a market that way--much like a politician rallying a base. Good point that this is contributing to the polarization of politics.