The country is divided — what else is new. It’s been divided since George W Bush got elected by losing a popular vote. It’s getting more divided with each election. Will it end in a civil war? I hope not. The fact that two sides do not share the same reality is most unfortunate. Other than this plain and simple fact, the rest of this article is full of biased garbage and complete non-sense. Here are some examples:
1. Trump’s popularity is in free fall. Only 29% strongly approve of his performance (while 46% strongly disapprove) — the lowest of any president ever, right after the election http://www.people-press.org/2017/02/16/in-first-month-views-of-trump-are-already-strongly-felt-deeply-polarized/
2. The term MSM is broadly misleading. Murdoch has the largest media empire in the world — News Corp. Nearly all of his media properties are heavily right-leaning (Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_News_Corp) So, all the narrative blaming the MSM is just pure garbage. The reason the media is polarized is because the public is polarized. If the public didn’t consume it, the media wouldn’t produce it. In the long term, the public will ultimately get the consequences of their media choices. Sad, but true.
3. The whole narrative about farmers opposing cities because they support Trump is also complete b.s. Farmers need migrants to pick crops. They also sell a huge amount of their produce to Mexico. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-calls-us-mexico-trade-one-sided-heres-the-reality-2017-01-26 They can’t possibly be happy about the wall and trade barriers. When they voted for Trump, farmers thought he was kidding about the wall and the travel ban. Now, they are going “oh sh*t.” Here is coverage from one of Murdoch’s right-wing pubs about right-wing Koch brothers (big Trump donors) doing just that http://nypost.com/2017/01/30/koch-brothers-slam-trump-travel-ban-as-wrong-approach/
All in all, we might see the end of America weather Trump is impeached or not. The same dynamics are now playing all over the world — nationalism, populism, polarization. One of the main sources of disruption is global warming. It is no coincidence that refugees are coming from the hottest places on Earth — Middle East and Central America. People are fighting over water and food, and moving to cooler climates with better social safety nets to survive. Fear-mongering and putting our heads in the sand and pretending that somehow all of this will magically resolve itself is not helpful.