Indeed, the best thing one can do is turn off the TV and the talk radio.
Listening to talk radio and hearing Hannity, Limbaugh, or any of the others, even the liberals, just reminds me how totally clueless they all are. It gets annoying listening to their convoluted nonsense and their distorted narrow view of the illusory world they and the common man live in.
As for television... it speaks for itself. I can understand why psychiatrists tend to go insane.
I am out of touch with most Americans precisely because I am not out of touch with reality.