because the truth of our situation is too scary to comprehend. People are too afraid to take in more information and the media feeds the avoidance. This is what it must have been like in 1930's Germany.
Here is a Facebook post I made today:
Wake up America: This is a scary opinion piece from the New York Times. It seems we have an incompetent dictator in the White House. " ...many of the biggest problems facing the administration flow directly from the man at the top. Mr. Obama is a lousy manager. ...the president’s team is, in fact, a fractious group whose members are often at odds with one another, and Mr. Obama may be the most aloof president since Richard M. Nixon. ... Mr. Obama’s top advisers say they often feel alienated from the president. There is a sense in the White House that “Barack Obama’s theory of government is he is the government.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/opinion/sunday/managing-th...
And a sarcastic response: The sky is falling! The sky is falling!