In an interesting example of misdirection and excuse, the Washington Post says the Voters are to blame.
Technically, that is true. But it ignores those who invented the lies the voters trusted. It ignores the guardians of the truth, the professional journalists who uncritically approved the lies the public believed. And it ignores the facticidal media, which cooked up a bunch of supporting lies to s lend credence to the politicians likes.
so when blame is ascribed, the media gets the bulk of it. The party hacks who invented some of the lies run a close second. And the public – gets no demerits for trusting what was once America’s most trusted professional group.