Realistically the media we all consume has made us all utterly mad. We have lost all perspective.
Deliberate lies, misinformation and manipulation is the norm.
It’s because the only way most* media can profit is from scaring the crap out of us into clicking. We have become addicted to outrage, fear, anger or titillation. First stories were put on the internet, then stories were promoted based on clicks, now subject matters are chosen for clicks and pieces are written with the sole goal of garnering as many views as possible while other outlets chase the same viewers. They have to compete to be more outrageous than each other. There is hope. We have to start paying. We have to realize that this is the number one problem in the world