The Newsroom and How I Suck at Thinking

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It’s a strange feeling watching The Newsroom. In recent months I’ve grown accustomed to cognitive dissonance, a phenomenon briefly explained as a sense of internal combative thought when faced with two ideas of reality that conflict. The Newsroom presents me with something I know to be true; that there is bias in media that is carefully constructed to sway opinions to radical sides of the political spectrum, but despite knowing this, I am still sometimes drawn into the persuasive sway of media and accept their information without critical analysis.

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