Keller @ Large: Why So Many Grievance Junkies?

October 18, 2012 7:34 AM
Keller @ Large: Why So Many Grievance Junkies?
BOSTON (CBS) – Did you get your voter registration done by Wednesday night’s deadline?

" Listen to Jon’s commentary:

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" Chances are you did, or were already registered, because you’re an engaged citizen who cares about being a serious, informed voter.

But let’s face it, not all of us are quite so seriously engaged.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel aired a scary segment on Tuesday night of interviews with adults on Hollywood Boulevard in L.A. who were asked what they thought of the second presidential debate – the one that had yet to occur when the interviews were done.

But that didn’t stop them from giving strong opinions, including detailed reactions to the format and other yet-to-be-seen details.

The satirical news site The Onion tweeted a telling headline Wednesday night in the same vein: “Millions Head to Internet to Figure Out Their Own Opinions About Debate.”

This would all be funnier if it didn’t speak to a real problem – even many engaged voters are filling up on “information” that is dubious at best "

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