The media battle over radicalization

Why it matters: The media infighting is itself the byproduct of a nation that’s become radicalized by a collision of geopolitical events over years, and it’s being compounded by an economic crisis around news, where the most profitable information online and on TV is often the most inflammatory.

Mainstream media hosts and columnists are pointing the finger at certain Fox News and Fox Business personalities for peddling bogus pro-Trump talking points leading up to the midterms.

Conservative media and the Trump administration are arguing that the mainstream media is obsessed with anti-Trump coverage, pointing to certain headlines and chyrons as examples of editorialized coverage.

Others are slamming social media companies for creating a breeding ground for people to spread conspiracy theories and hate.