Overall the point here is in this day and age you need to be responsible and not trust what you read or hear. I don't mean thatpessimisticallybut with 44% of people getting their news from Facebook, combined with the bias of mainstream news outlets you need to be responsible. Even if you want to take the stance of "Trust but verify". You are doing yourself a disservice if you aren't a) taking a look at both sides of a story to verify how accurate it is, and b) if once you have a perception you aren't willing and constantly challenging your perception. Be open minded enough to consider that you were wrong or not well informed. There is no harm in changing a viewpoint or having a different viewpoint as long as you have done the research to be educated.