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With a name like Squawker Media, it is expected that we should “squawk” about matters of importance; yet, whenever matters of importance are brought up, reality and facts must be referenced in order to progress an argument with objective grounding. Otherwise, discussions are nothing more than two positions vomiting emotions and rhetoric atop one another. We here at Squawker Media document events, analyze the state of today’s culture, and make assumptions based on objective evidence available to us. We “squawk” what we examine to correspond harmoniously with reality rather than rely on emotional or pragmatist pretenses.

Gregory Shane Morris, a graduate from Thomas Edison State University and Assistant Editor at Breakpoint recently dug up several sources and claims that, “For the most part, Americans form their political opinions without the slightest reference to reality.”

The fact that a sizeable portion of the American populace is forming political opinions rooted solely in media-fueled rhetoric without reference to the actual context at hand is alarming. Moreover, according to Gallup, most Americans think at least 23 percent of the population is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. A third of Americans think every fourth person is LGBT, when in reality, a generous estimate puts it at 3.8 percent of the population. “This is what it looks like when people are bombarded day and night with propaganda,” says Morris. “They lose touch with reality.”

When formulating political opinions, one cannot simply confront social issues on the playing field of their own experiences and opinions (although they play a part, to be sure). One must view their convictions and platforms against reality, consulting national polls, studies, and other reliable information. In the immortal words of Ben Shapiro, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.”

Sources provided by Mr. Morris: