In the age of information, it is hard to put together an accurate picture of the world. Low on time and energy, the average American is likely to rely upon only a few news sources.
Politically, this does not bode well for consumers of information. As media sources increasingly represent situations and events through a partisan lens, the average citizen, confined to his few sources of information, quickly becomes entrenched into his or her political bias.
An analysis of the bias and its effect on the polarization of America serves as a first step in untangling the seemingly inseparable connection between partisanship and the media as well as the growing extremism that results from it.