The ideological war in which this country is currently embroiled has many fronts and one of those fronts is media. The media existed as the watchdog for the people but at some point became the attack dog for the government. What is reported in media eventually becomes history. One of the things which spurred my conversion from liberalism in my early 20s was the realization that bias was becoming history, that partisanship threatened to bury truth, and that without knowledge of the past and examination of the causes which led to specific conclusions, humanity risked a cyclical existence, never progressing. Like Groundhog Day, but way less funny.