.... my colleague Tucker Doherty excavated labor statistics and cross-referenced them against voting patterns and Census data to figure out just what the American media landscape looks like, and how much it has changed.
The results read like a revelation. The national media really does work in a bubble, something that wasn’t true as recently as 2008. And the bubble is growing more extreme. Concentrated heavily along the coasts, the bubble is both geographic and political. If you’re a working journalist, odds aren’t just that you work in a pro-Clinton county—odds are that you reside in one of the nation’s most pro-Clinton counties. And you’ve got company: If you’re a typical reader of Politico, chances are you’re a citizen of bubbleville, too.
The “media bubble” trope might feel overused by critics of journalism who want to sneer at reporters who live in Brooklyn or California and don’t get the “real America” of southern Ohio or rural Kansas. But these numbers suggest it’s no exaggeration: Not only is the bubble real, but it’s more extreme than you might realize.
But the "bubble" is actually exponentially worse than Politico realizes.
Everyone of us, without exception, is born into the "bubble" of this fallen world. Within this bubble exist all manner of worldviews - liberalism, conservatism, materialism, naturalism, pantheism, theism, atheism, spiritism, postmodernism, etc. While each worldview may espouse some aspect of truth, all are necessarily stunted by virtue of the fact of the "fallen" bubble which prevents any comprehensively accurate grasp of ultimate reality. There is no hope of breaking free of Bubbleville on our own; no insight, no imagination, no effort on our part will work. The population of Bubbleville is truly global.
Of course, those living in Bubbleville have no clue that their grasp of reality is false. Victims of a powerful delusion, they are convinced they are free when in fact they are in terrible and inescapable bondage.
There is only way to break out of this bubble into freedom and come to grips with ultimate reality.
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers
2 Cor 4:4, NIV
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free
John 8:32, NIV