Media Often Fails to Distinguish Opinions from Facts Commentator Drew Westen studies the way that psychology and politics intersect, and he says the format of cable TV news -- throwing out a topic to two representatives of opposite sides -- capitalizes on a design flaw in the human brain. People believe what they want to believe, no matter what the facts are.

Media Often Fails to Distinguish Opinions from Facts

Media Often Fails to Distinguish Opinions from Facts

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Commentator Drew Westen studies the way that psychology and politics intersect, and he says the format of cable TV news — throwing out a topic to two representatives of opposite sides — capitalizes on a design flaw in the human brain. People believe what they want to believe, no matter what the facts are.