But to be fair, the right-wingers on this forum are much more anti-intellectual and radical than any Republicans or Evangelical Christians I know in real life.
I had similar thoughts this evening.
In Germany, there is a parallel right-wing trend where online media producers deliberately dissociate themselves from mainstream media to provide alternative news*.
Just like our right-wingers here, they intermingle pandemic news "with already-established topics — climate change, refugee issues, and doomsday fantasies together".
"Media outlets that spread such theories are anything but naive about what they're doing. Platforms like Russia Today Germany or the right-wing magazine Compact
carry out targeted propaganda."