Sometimes I wonder. Is it me, or is it them? Has my thinking narrowed because we have websites and cable channels and radio that agrees with me, such that I’m only listening to those I agree with?
Or is it because the political thought on the right (Rush Limbaugh, Fox News) — sounds a little off base.
It’s probably a little of both.
But one could make a case that the cable TV folks on the left (MSNBC) are smarter, more informed, and more, shall we say, liberally educated, than the cable TV folks on the right.
For example, here’s a bit of background, harvested from Wikipedia, about our media friends’ education:
On the Right
Rush Limbaugh — two semesters and one summer at Southeast Missouri State University
Sean Hannity — dropped out of New York University and Adelphi University
Glenn Beck — one semester of college
Bill O’Reilly (an exception) — graduated Marist College. M.A. Broadcast Jounralism from Boston University. Master of Public Administration Harvard University
On the Left
Chris Matthews — graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. Graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ed Shultz — Graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Lawrence O’Donnell — Harvard graduate
Keith Obermann — Cornell graduate
Rachel Maddow — degree in public policy from Stanford. Doctorate in political science from Oxford, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship.