Jeff, I think it unfair to paint with such a broad brush. The main culprit in this is the television side of modern news media. They are more entertainers than informers most of the time. There have been many, many print and blog posts over the past year plus warning about the dangers of Trump’s assault on democracy. Sadly, too many people allow the ear-worm of 24 hour a day televised news programs be their only or main source of information.