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  •  I strongly suspect right wing hate media (4+ / 0-)

    or outrage media has addictive properties.

    Fear induces release of the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline). Fear, outrage, and framing so many things in terms of war and morality spins people up, and brings them back for more. After decades of this, people will believe almost any fiction if it originates from people with whom they've evolved to share tribal identity, now "Conservatives" and "god-fearing-people," i.e., "the good guys."

    On the part of outrage media (including radio jocks, Fox, and evangelical clerics), peoples' listener-or-viewership translates into profitable business niches and social power.

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