A Nation Divided
Trump's side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToqAfl1-9Bo
Biden's side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UilzDRQXES4
While speaking about the Donald's accosting nature to women, Vice President Joe Biden said, "I wish we were in High School and i could take him behind the gym." At a rally in Texas the Donald responded by saying, "did you see where Biden wants to take me to the back of the barn, me, he wants it, i'd love that, i'd love that, mr. tough guy, you know when he's mr tough guy is when he's behind a microphone, he wants to take me to the back of the barn, ooooh." To get a better understanding of tone watch the video's linked. What is interesting here is not the political banter, not the fact that the sitting Vice President threatened to fight someone, but that the news depicts this incident in two ways. Some news sources paint the Donald as the aggressor, headlining "Trump throws counter punch after Joe Biden Comments," while some sources show Biden as the aggressor, headlining "Biden wishes he could take Trump 'behind the gym' over lewd comments." Liberals will read the headline condemning Trump, republicans will read the headline condemning Biden. We are a nation divided, unable to consider the counter view as rational because we are blind to any opinion other than our own. This is an example of that exact case, but many more examples are out there; people are unwilling to listen to another's point of view because it contradicts their own.
Connection: This connects to the Presidential debates we have been watching and the upcoming election.
Questions: Can you think of another example of this stubborn mindset?
Do you feel as if you are this way?