As people grow increasingly apprehensive about the news they’re getting, more concerned about the impartiality of that news and more eager for bias-free sources of information, it would appear that they are seeking outlets with which they can engage. Sometimes this might be to reframe the conversation. Sometimes it might be to attempt to persuade others to their point of view.
And sometimes, since those who use the media sources most often identified as fostering some form of bias – the Internet, traditional talk radio, National Public Radio, Fox News – are also those voicing the greatest desire for news with a point of view, it may be that news consumers are suffering from media fatigue.
In other words, maybe the public has decided that if you can’t trust them, join them.