Researching is very important, especially in an accelerating de-regulated media environment. That is why I'm forced to keep performing switchbacks between independent and mainstream outlets.
While Fox News is certainly not "fair and balanced" whatsoever like all other mainstream outlets, it does serve a purpose. To understand the opinions of the polar opposites of the media and see the comparisons in how they address the news. So Fox News, for instance, works as a kind of reference guide to one side while Air America may be for the other side.
This summer I have seen an increasing number of people get fed up with their watered-down, Slim-Fast media and yearn for independent media outlets in their communities. Salem, Oregon just got one, Spokeane, Washington just got one, and near Lexington, Kentucky they also got a new one there. I'm proud to see this happening and soon hopefully more and more will be informed in more alternative or independent options.
"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20