i, too, was surprised, at first, then not, by the degree of parroting of particular news sources here. ultimately, it's unrealistic -unfortunately- to expect any significant proportion of folks to invest the resources required to develop independent bases of information, form independent lines of thought, and express independent ideas, analyses, and interpretations. i suppose we could call this, "the art of thinking". i'm guessing someone's already written a book, or two, with that title.
if politics is truly serious, doesn't it deserve serious intellectual consideration, and not just intense emotional reaction?
here's an example of how i attempted to demonstrate independent thinking graphically with a well-known, and controversial anti-american symbol. notice the caption.