Great divide

Jeff Jarvis: Not a nation divided, just a nation deafened.

It’s deceptive and destructive to insist that we are at each others’ throats because it skews the public debate toward venomous trivia and away from matters that matter. And it sets a bad example for public discourse: When I talk about politics and issues with family and friends, we disagree, but we don’t bulge veins and shout the way they do on TV. But on TV and too often on the Internet, the shouting is drowning out the reason.

… The real division in the end is not red from blue or right from left. The real division will media from audience, politicians from constituents, the powerful from the people. That is the “us” vs. “them” at work here.

Interesting post – worth a read…