by Ari Shapiro, NPR:
"...behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely of Duke [University]... found that people were totally comfortable with politicians of their own party being dishonest to get elected. There is lots of evidence that people don't necessarily seek the truth. They seek to have their beliefs confirmed. Pablo Boczkowski of Northwestern University studies the way people consume news. 'What I see in our research is that people want to get the news that speaks to their beliefs and the issues that they are interested in, and they are willing to avoid the rest.'"
Read the entire interview here.