Let's begin with the important point that dangerous misinformation and conspiracy theories are, in fact, real problems that seem to be gaining momentum in American politics. The Left flatters itself by pretending this phenomenon is, more or less, the sole or overwhelming province of the Right, all while indulging or embracing their own falsehoods.
these things do exist, on both sides, and they really do
threaten to warp our collective sense of reality by injecting poisonous
forms of paranoia into our discourse and polity. But here's what also
erodes trust in institutions, and degrades the importance of truth,
within American society: Partisans and ideologues, posing as neutral
arbiters, arrogantly declaring ideas or allegations with which they
disagree to be "misinformation" and "conspiracy theories" -- not just
debatable or controversial, mind you, but factually wrong, and
dangerously so. This goes beyond dishonesty; it's irresponsible...........To Read More.....