The global warming policy is a good example. It’s only the donor class that actually benefits from climate denial, but they control the party, so republican legislators (most of whom know better) adopt climate denial as well. Then it’s the job of FOX and friends to convince the base that thousands of experts are lying to them.
This corrosive pipeline of lies, cultivating an audience of motivated and misinformed voters that believe democrats are evil baby-killing monsters, is what allowed trump to beat a bunch of real politicians that were all smarter and better suited to the presidency. He appealed directly to the FOX fantasy world.
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