Fabrications often pass for news these days and the borderline personalities who express dangerously silly opinions on air contribute to a surreal atmosphere that inhibits sensible political discourse. Worst of all a potentially treacherous conglomerate of candidates may win in November with a lot of help from our least reliable news sources and newly empowered corporate donors.

The Opposition’s favorite talking points are headlining once again no matter how indefensible or low-minded they may be. And many voters, led by false political gods, are supporting politicians whose policies in no way serve their interests; others are just happy to have their prejudices and hatred legitimized in the public square. Typically the cry goes up that the country is beset by a “liberal” press.

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