The currently fashionable snark of the right hand side of the political spectrum is to refer to people on the left as "low-information voters." Well, guess what. There's low information voters on both sides, and in far greater numbers than there should be.
But that isn't the real problem. An absence of information can be corrected. It's bad information that is the problem. And where does the bad information come from? News media just publishes stuff. It normally doesn't create the stuff it publishes. (The key word is "normally.")
When it comes to politics, the news media gets the information from the political people - the politicians and all their operatives, suckups, agents and cronies. The truth isn't in them. Right and left, blue and red, conservative and liberal, fat cats and wellfare pimps, bullies and whores, big and small government believers, all of them, with the constant 24/7/365 spin, "analysis", and polls, are responsible for the fantastic, bad information breathlessly published, also 24/7/365, by the news media.
Is there anybody left who isn't convinced, by now, that except for the religious terrorists in the middle east, the source of all the problems and challenges facing us is Washington D.C., and all the state capitol buildings?
I hereby move that it be resolved that we relentlessly present all politicians with nothing but disrespect, sarcasm, mockery and contempt. It shouldn't be hard to do and we get plenty of opportunity.
They've earned it.