Truth is, most of the "opinions" of news folk on cable "news" and radio today are notable for their lurid acrimony and not for insight.
Want to know and understand your world? Go be in it and turn off the dang TV/radio. Being a terrified shut-in with a TV does not make you wise.
Otherwise, this whole "something-shockingly-stupid/bigoted-spoken-on-shock-show" sounds mostly like "but enough about you, let's talk about me and why I'm important."
Here's another note for the endlessly babbling bobble-heads - when you say "I'm-not-a-bigot-but", you've already made your point.
And if you are among those who think NPR should be "defunded by the government" for firing Juan Williams, two things to note: one, no such word as defunded, and two, you obviously think government should dictate content to NPR.
Remember when incompetent people were fired from their jobs for being incompetent and it wasn't news?