America’s millennials like to pride themselves as being among the most informed generation to have ever existed. Considering the technology they grew up with, and the instantaneous nature of the internet — this technically should be true.
Unfortunately, they are throwing this advantage in the trash by taking the words of two-bit comedians as gospel truth.
If you’ve watched any of the shows referenced in the image to the left, you know they all basically follow the same format: the host in question brings up a news topic, spends a couple minutes reporting what most people already know about it, and [insert Trump joke here].
Admittedly, at least two of these comedians (Trevor Noah is a waste of time) have actual talent when it comes to telling jokes, but their political commentary is nothing if not bland, predictable, and at times hysterical.
A true hallmark of an intellectual is the practice of exposing oneself to multiple sources, from multiple perspectives, and carefully arriving at a balanced conclusion. This is not what millennials are doing with these programs.
~ Facts Not Memes