Thereâ€™s an interesting piece in NY Magazine about the corrosive effects of highly partisan news.
I heard from more than a hundred people who felt like they could relate to what they all seemed to think of as a kind of ideological brain poisoning. They chose Fox News over their family, people told me. They chose Fox News over me.
Itâ€™s not just Fox, and not just America: the article notes that stories also came of families broken by left-wing partisanship, and by publications such as the UKâ€™s Daily Mail – but Fox has a huge reach and is arguably the most biased of all the major news outlets.
Whatever the root, itâ€™s incredibly saddening
â€œMaybe he was always like this, but lacked the exhaust chamber to say out loud what he was thinking. Iâ€™ll never know,â€ one person told me. â€œIt just sucks because I know the people he hates so much are basically the same people as me.â€