“Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

Vox | Jan 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM
  • No matter how President Trump’s impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, one thing is certain: Despite the incontrovertible facts at the center of the story, the process will change very few minds.
  • The press ideally should sift fact from fiction, and give the public the information it needs to make enlightened political choices.
  • The issue is that the coverage of the trials, in both the mainstream press and in right-wing outlets, ensures that these counter-narratives are part of the public conversation.