This grew and festered because people grew sick and tired of the Pravda and the PC police. Need I remind you of the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This applies to all Americans, not just those 7 corporate monsters who control all the MSM (main stream media) outlets. There’s a reason why there’s a shift in distrust of the MSM.
“ And the trolls have always been there too, dark geniuses (and idiots) of 4chan and Reddit and their predecessors.”
Playing the name game isn’t going to win back trust in the MSM, either. So quick to dismiss, too slow to understand. There’s a death toll for MSM, try reporting the news instead of making it.