Hillary Clinton to Students: Avoid Cable News

The secretary of state extolled the virtues of finding common ground.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extolled the virtue of finding common ground to a group of foreign exchange students visiting the State Department Wednesday. Her advice: Avoid cable news. Speaking to a group of 280 high school students, sponsored by her department and hailing from countries with large Muslim populations, Clinton said she hoped they would avoid the lure of the daily shoutfests.

"You've seen our own noisy democracy in action where there's a lot of debating and discussing," said Clinton. "I hope none of you have watched cable news, but you know that it airs conflicting opinions, sometimes diametrically opposed not only to each other, but to any known fact you could possibly find."

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