"At the end of the day everybody is biased," says our guest, John Gable, founder CEO of AllSides. "You're biased by what you know. You're biased by what you know and you're biased by your entire human existence before then."
AllSides is unique in how it covers the news - displaying stories on its front page - from different points of view. It urges readers to "engage in civil dialog and discover a deeper understanding of the issues."
The left-hand column at AllSides has stories from liberal-leaning sites (New York Times, Huffington Post, Salon), the right column features conservative-leaning media coverage of the same event (Fox News, The Blaze). The centrist column plays things down the middle (USA Today, Christian Science Monitor).
"Part of what we do is help people understand that they are biased as well," says John.
With deep experience in technology and his former involvement in political campaigns, he understands how so many of live in a bubble - only listening to those we agree with. And why that's a threat to our democracy.
- Take the "do you live in a bubble?" quiz.
- Learn why left or right are not our only political options.
- John Gable urges us to read Neil Postman's ground-breaking 1985 book, "Amusing Ourselves to Death." The book looks at the impact of television and mass entertainment on our perceptions of politics and culture.