The war of words on and offline is all about propaganda now. If you don’t read it (or watch it) – you’re not affected by it.
But keep this perspective: Millions of people are surfing the news online. Millions more are actually watching the news. Almost NONE of these viewing people have anything to do with outcomes, decision making, or where our money is being spent and on what. We’re all just really along for the ride, come hell or high water. We can’t and don’t influence anything. Even if we ‘think’ we are.