I think it is going to be vital that we become fact checkers in the coming days. Bill Maher has said "Hillary is like a black person driving in a white neighborhood. The Republican police keep pulling her over and having to let her go." I fear there may come a time when they don't let her go.
My opinion is this, Republicans will work hard at impeaching Hillary. The Clintons have been around a long time and done a lot of good but I fear over time they've decided it's all right for them to cut corners because look at the good they have done, even maybe feel they're entitled to cut some corners and do some things that aren't quite right in the strictest sense. After all, they're the Clintons. They always seem to live right on the edge, attract sleazy people, and get their public lives tangled with their private lives. There, I said it, shoot me if you want, and yes I did vote for Hillary Clinton.
I don't always enjoy following the workings of government but I think it's vital that we be voices of fact during the next four years. There will for sure be too much fiction. How do you distinguish fact from fiction or opinion, that is the question? I didn't have much trouble finding the sources I wanted to follow for the election but I'm struggling with my go to sources once the election is over.
I have a friend who does not consider any topic worthy of her time until she's see it in print. She's hanging on to her newspaper for dear life. I seldom read a newspaper or watch TV so that doesn't work for me.
Once a topic catches my eye I try to read about it from at least three sources. Some topics require research and more reading than others.
I usually give Huffington Post a glance first thing in the morning. I know, I know, it's supposed to be a liberal gossip rag. Seems to me it's improving but, nevertheless, it's the quickest way to find the
news topic of the day. I then turn to Twitter. I don't personally Tweet but I follow a lot of political and government people, as well as journalists. I follow some news on Facebook I often find good links on follow and read on Twitter. I listen to a few, very few, podcasts. I get links through email to the opinion pages for The New York Times and Washington Post. I try to read left, right and the middle.
I'd be interested in knowing how you keep up with the news, how you go about establishing fact from fiction or opinion.