"In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing."
- Autobiography of Mark Twain
I have been observing this truth in modern times. With every other outlet of political spin spewing the same talking points.
Sam Clemens remains as much on target today as he was over 100 years ago.