The sensational nature of the news cycle puts a myopic focus on all things MAGA, to the exclusion of all other things.
“Heartwarming” stories about selfless actions may seem to be intended to renew faith in human nature, but using emotional appeals to skew a factual conversation is a sign of disinformation and propaganda.
Donald Trump turned his fraud into free press and rode the wave of exposure all the way to the White House. But he's hardly the first to play this game—and he won't be the last.
It's not just the truth that is under assault, but the perceptions being created by a right-wing takeover of our national and local news organizations.