Friday, 12 July 2019

News business that is separate from opinion makers

 News business that is separate from opinion makers

Ways that'll only reinforce and even deepen the political divides in this country but if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and our beliefs perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from now this requires us to agree on a certain set of facts to debate from that's why we need a vibrant and thriving.

 News business that is separate from opinion makers and Talking Heads [Applause] that's why we need an educated citizenry that values hard evidence and not just assertion [Applause] as Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously once said everybody is entitled to his own opinion.

  His own facts still if you're somebody who only reads the editorial page at the New York Times tried glancing at the page of The Wall Street Journal once in a while if you're a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website it may make your blood boil your mind may not be changed but the practice of listening to opposing views is essential.

 Effective citizenship it is essential for our democracy [Applause] and so too is the practice of engaging in different experiences with different kinds of people if I look out at this class and I realized for four years in Michigan you have been exposed to diverse.

 Thinkers and scholars professors and students don't narrow that broad intellectual exposure just because you're leaving here instead seek to expand it if you grew up in a big city spend some time with somebody who grew up in a rural.
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