Stop and (really) listen

Beware of sound bytes because they are deceiving. 

In watching the news, pulling apart sound bytes is how they judge candidates. 

Words matter, yes, but context also matters. 

Only listening to sound bytes will give you a fragmented view of the political scene. 

Research the candidates. 

Listen to their speech(es). 

A little fact checking goes a long way. Don’t just choose a candidate based on news coverage. 

I hate to burst your bubble, but:

  • The news is not always accurate. 
  • Facebook is not always accurate. 
  • Political news websites are not always accurate. 

The best thing you can do is visit the presidential candidate’s official website.

 Start with that information (straight from the horse’s mouth) and base all of your other research from that source. 

This builds upon my post “Say no to crazy”. 

In order to not be politically crazy, it’s important to not be ignorant. 

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