There you are, scrolling through social media, when you come across it: keyboard warriors bashing each other defending their precious opinion. People who have *presumably* never met, spouting meaningless *facts* about their beliefs.
At this point, it’s not even about the facts anymore. It’s personal. Because we now live in a world where “if you don’t hold the same opinions as I do, then you’re obviously a disillusioned, uneducated, sociopathic traitor who I can only assume hates puppies almost as much as Granny’s home-baked cookies.”
And over what? Topics they probably don’t know enough about to even hold an opinion. Information they have garnered from one media outlet, not caring enough about the issue to actually research in-depth and become further educated.
By now we should know these media outlets have their own agenda they are trying to push, so of course they are going to spin issues that don’t fit said agenda in a negative light.
But, nevertheless, we eat it up. All while there’s egregious misreporting and rhetoric from every outlet.
Let the pundits and the talking heads in the media banter back and forth — that’s what they get paid to do.
Besides, what’s going to happen is going to happen. That social media argument isn’t likely changing anyone’s mind.