But, since that first Charlottesville rally, the white supremacists of the United States haven’t really gotten any big rallies like that together. They have remained a noisy but still very small segment of social media. However, because of their views and their support of the current President of the United States, they generate a disproportionate number of headlines for their actual population.

Several actual racists have run for office and some have even won primaries (largely thanks to luck), but they are so far in the fringe that their own party does not turn out for them. They have no real support. Yet, they are given airtime repeatedly. And, when media outlets give these lunatics headlines, they are doing nothing but feeding these trolls.

The line between reporting and looking for news is officially crossed.