Let’s look at the situation another way. How often do you read conservative websites in order to understand another perspective? The Billfold usually quotes from the left side of politics (e.g., Slate, Think Progress, Paul Krugman). How often do you genuinely read the views of both sides (i.e., not hate-reading the Heritage Foundation)?
Based on your posts, you swim exclusively in a progressive waters (your family and friends are progressives, your reading material is progressive, you live in ground zero for progressive politics). How intellectually honest are your efforts at being even-handed if you always support the progressive perspective?