(Paraphrased via a Quicklink from Plastic)
Guess why the average American can't figure out the complexities of foreign policy, domestic violence or other contentious issues? Because their primary sources of news are, to put it succinctly, a bunch of numbskulls, corporate shills and just plain dumbasses. And of course, as the Hoffmanian blog says..
I'll stick to Google News, blogs and discussion forums, thankyouverymuch.