And democracy needs news consumers — let’s call them patriotic citizens — who stay informed and act accordingly.
Flag-waving is fine. But truth-seeking is what really matters.
Journalists believe that most of us have nothing better to do with our time but read politics news stories, watch TV news and politics arguments on TV and so forth. Because in their world, outrage matters. For the rest of us, not so much. But journalists really believe they are the authorities on everything, even fake news such as “Asthma inhalers are choking the planet“.