I've been thinking about trying to make some intelligent comment about the differences among CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, CBS and ABC.
Here it is: They are all revolting disgraces. From the standpoint of unbiased, objective reporting, there is no difference between Rachel Maddow and Glenn Beck. They are both horrible. There's no significant difference in the quality of the commentary of Keith Obermann and Sean Hannity. They both suck.
Anyone who thinks they can get straight unbiased reporting from any kind of television signal is dillusional. Anyone who thinks either Chris Matthews or Bill O'Reilly are serious journalists has never seen, or read, a serious journalist.
Consequently, if you are basing your opinions upon the opinions or reportage of any of the talking heads on any television network, you are likely as dumb as they are.
My friend, Bill Fleming, with whom I disagree more often than I agree, had it right on another blog: Read. (Unfortunately, Bill's implication was that only smart liberals read and dumb conservatives don't.) Seeking unbiased, well-written reporting, whether printed on dead trees or "published" on the internet, won't necessarily make you a conservative or a liberal; Republican or Democrat. It'll just make you smarter.
Allowing the nonsense on television to influence your opinions will turn your brain to unflavored gelatin.