I offer this:
BOTH sides of the cable shout shows use the same techniques: take a one-sided view of an issue and beat it to death. Lecture, lecture, lecture. No real conversation.
Of course, the right-leaning shows state their position clearly and consistently, While, for the most part, the left-leaning shows tend to prattle on and on before finally stating their position. Sorry, but that is what I often observed with Mr. Matthews. Smart, experienced, but he had to inject his opinion into every news bite.
BOTH sides do us a dis-service: we really want facts...clearly explained, honestly stated. And we want it without the snark, vitriol, yelling, and sycophantic drooling.
As an example, I offer the "Medicare for All" discussion. It is difficult, if not impossible, to get the real facts. Rather, we get:
"The American system is the best in the world" (is it, really? Based on what?)
You do not need insurance...you can go to the emergency room.
If you implement Medicare for all, one million insurance company employees will lose their jobs. Really?
Medicare for all will cost trillions. Really? What does our current health insurance industry cost us now?
Canadians have to wait months to get an appointment with their doctor. Really?
And my favorite: Government is not the solution, government is the problem. Agh!
Pardon my frustration. It just refuses to stay hidden. <<SIGH>>