The media is divided in the middle, and only one has apologized for reporting misinformation in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Richard Jefferson with ESPN has concluded that he was wrong, and with the media spewing false messaging, it’s good to know that at least one person is willing to say that they were wrong.
Jefferson said on Twitter:
The thread continues, but the vital thing to note is that someone realized they were wrong and addressed the situation for its worth.
Whatever the motive of the redress, everyone who reads it should be open to a change of opinion. We live in a country where there’s no acceptance for a difference of opinion. Whoever says something is held to that even after they’ve changed their tune.
For example, look at how people treat Joe Rogan and Russell Brand. They’ve both been blasted for all opinions they’ve had. Rogan and Brand have swung from the left and the right on separate issues. That doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re talking about or they have no official political view, but they have a thought process of their own. They think about issues separately rather than dedicating to one party as most cases should be. Subscribing to everything a politician says can be disastrous in most situations.
Diversity in politics is essential. We’re seeing that right now as Ahmaud Arbery’s father said that All Lives Matter.
“For real, all lives matter. Not just Black children, we don’t want to see anybody go through this. I don’t want to see no daddy watch his kid get shot down like that. It’s an all-out problem. So let’s keep fighting. Let’s keep doing it and making this a better place for all human beings. All human beings.”
It’s too easy to assume what someone thinks from an outside perspective, but when you dive deep, you can get to know someone for who they are. The color of your skin or the political party you subscribe to doesn’t define you or your beliefs and shouldn’t be a character trait. When you speak to people about various topics, you’ll find that most people have more in common than you might think.