With the constant media blitz of violent crime, racist cops, transgender harassment, and corporate scandal, you would think America had completely derailed. While there is room for improvement on many fronts, America is by almost any measure one of the more tolerant, opportunity-laden and transparent nations on the face earth. You certainly would not believe that if you picked up any major newspaper or turned on the network news, but compared to the racial divisions, class divisions and risk faced by citizens in other societies, America is exceptional. Conversely, our national perception (According to Pew Polling) is that we are less safe and face more risk than previous generations. The exact opposite is true. We have somehow transitioned national interest to focus on a perception that we are the land of the oppressed.
The real tragedy of the media’s fixation on violence, crime, scandal, and bigotry is the national reputation … Read more »Continue