The media invented a disease called ‘Trumpism.’
So, what did the media-imposed "cure" actually do? Lots. It destroyed trust. Degenerated public discourse. Created hermetically sealed echo chambers. Encouraged friendships to end. Made everything political. Weaponized social media (well, weaponized it more). Demanded that personal "truth" be treated as actual truth, making the very concept meaningless. Denigrated the scientific method. Allowed aggressive public shunning for ideologic "failings." Made heroes of tattletales. Made empathy a hate crime. Provided fertile ground in which actual lies flourished. Sowed discord amongst family members. Amplified stupidity. Enriched the overclass.