The media’s partisanship is a major contributor to the rage that defines the national mood. For progressives, who are increasingly losing their ability to see the world apart from political outcomes, this coverage defines Republicans as an immoral enemy that must be destroyed.
For conservatives, this deluge of deception about themselves and those they support is nothing less than an assault on their sanity, as they are incessantly told what they see, hear and understand is false, ugly and dangerous. It is literally maddening.
It is not a two-way street. Conservative news outlets also spread falsehoods and demonize progressives, but they do not control the national discourse.