Jesse Singal: We Need to Learn to Live With Internet Fever Swamps.

New York Magazine – This week, two of the top papers in the country have run op-eds about the widespread problem of misinformation and rumor-mongering in online conservative media, and how to begin solving it. In her Washington Post column headlined “Want to save the Republican Party? Drain the right-wing media swamp,” Catherine Rampell writes that there is only “one antidote” to “The sickness has taken over the Republican base”:

If Republicans truly want to save the Republican Party, they need to go to war with right-wing media. That is, they need to dismantle the media machine persuading their base to believe completely bonkers, bigoted garbage…