With countless media outlets, offline and online, churning out stories to attract viewership, we the people need to do our own diligence when it comes to the information that we receive. No longer can we allow others to dictate the narratives that are being fed to us. Facts can be easily manipulated to make something appear a certain way thus misleading the people who have entrusted these outlets to give them honest and credible information. It is unfortunate that many would rather read headlines and then form their opinions rather than spending the time to understand the issue or story at hand. We can no longer stand by this foolishness on our part to keep participating in this propaganda. More so than ever now, we need to do our own research.