MGINSD saidThe commentator's statement re: a lack of intellectual curiosity is correct, but it needs to go further, and be taken up by the offending media themselves. The strictures of political rectitude - cf. "correctness" - being imposed in classrooms at all levels also plays a role in stifling full and honest inquiry.
As does the demonstrably false dogma that:
(1). Columbus was a hero/goodie instead of an opportunistic a-hole.
(2). Thanksgiving is simply a day of togetherness (it is, and has been for decades if not hundreds of years), instead of a symbol (because of our collective inability to admit the truth in a public proclamation) that it's a celebration of taking advantage of a nice and kind indigenous people who sheltered (again, collective, "us" (pun intended "U.S.")), and who we then systematically moved and committed genocide against by the means of, inter alia, passing out "small pox" infested blankets. Classy. As a Native Oklahoman, I can tell you first-hand that Thanksgiving is a contentious issue when you know the reality of the situation. It's something that is addressed with elementary students in Oklahoma in a "well it's a fun Holiday, but there's this bad part." Cognitive dissonance at its finest.
(3). MLK was the second coming of Christ. Surprised? Perhaps, or perhaps you've caught-on that I really only care about truth. Both JFK and MLK committed ADULTERY and have tarnished records. While I believe their records are stronger--even in a moral sense--than my and most other peoples' records, I would be remiss if I held either of them up at complete saints. They are and were saints, but were NOT perfect in the flesh. In short, they couldn't keep "it" in their pants. A common affliction.
Should I continue? Or is this enough to remind you of the truth that the false-equivalency of the right/left being equally "wrong" (morally perhaps, but at least in terms of political opinion) is simply an illogical fallacy?
And please don't pull the argumentum ad idiota that "Republicans" freed the slaves. I'm well versed in American political history and understand the three major flips the two major parties have made since the 1776.