We need more thoughtfulness in politics and political analysis and less posturing which hopes that people will view thoughtfulness as uncertainty or weakness.
Those with weak positions need to shout catch phrases the loudest and do everything they can to stop people from viewing issues from all angles and viewing all types of people as being equally human and deserving of consideration. That means blatently turning groups of people into Halloween-style menaces.
There is a huge difference between opposing other people's positions and opposing other people's basic human rights. We forget that at great peril.
Following shallow pundits like Bill O'Reilly is an easy path because his followers can escape responsibility for their choices (I was steered wrong) or lack of interest (I have a life) by claiming that the pundit in question became corrupt. Then they can latch onto the next shallow pundit who reinforces both their hopes and their fears.