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Personally I think it is a bad thing if democrats get their news from one place and republicans get their news from another place.  Although this may create hard core partisans which in many times can be a good thing, it also is not realistic. Many sites cater their stories to please either republicans or democrats. This can make partisans naiive about what is really going on. It is smart for each party to see what the opposite party is reading or watching. Fox news does not report the same as MSNBC. I found an interesting article on the New York Times online, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/us/politics/02tube.html?_r=2&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin. The article talks about Fox and MSNBC during the Obama/McCain campaign.

 

On any given night, there are two distinctly, even extremely, different views of the presidential campaign offered on two of the three big cable news networks, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, a dual reality that is reflected on the Internet as well.

Americans need to see both sides of the story. They need to know what the opposite party is saying about events and candidates. Partisan press isn not good because people are not getting a variety of news. In the article we had to read by Mutx and Martin, they also agree with the fact that people should be exposed to different political points of view. Another website that is interesting is http://partisannews.com/index.php. On this website you can see “how partisan”a story is. It allows users to filter news by political affiliation. It think this website would best help people if they compared and contrasted different stories and read them from different political viewpoints. They can get a real sense of reality on politics. There is not one side to politics.

Overall I think it is important for people to get both sides of politics in order to make educated decisions politically.

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