Trump and Right-Wing Propaganda

Some recent letters to the editor of my local newspaper are revealing of the mindsets of people who have been living in the cocoon of Fox News and other right-wind propaganda vehicles. One writer, indulging in an Orwellian turning of truth on its head, referred to the American Civil Liberties Union as “evil.” Another writes: “Large liberal news outlets like the Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, and the AP have more or less declared that since Russian collusion can’t be found against President Trump, the plan is to accuse him and Republicans of being racist for the next two years.”

If voters elect the Democratic nominee next year, Trump will declare that millions of votes were fraudulently cast and that he was the victim of a deep state fake news liberal conspiracy, and tens of millions of Americans will agree with him. A lot of ugliness lies ahead.