Here is a clip from CNN that provides nice survey of the increasing reliance by conservative media (and, more disturbingly, the Republican Party) on bullshit.
I would also argue that what is described in this video is best classified as bullshit. Bullshit is different from lies in that the bullshitter does not care if what they say is true or false. All they care about is flooding the conversations with so much shit that people stop paying attention or come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as true or false. As Jim Acosta notes, this is extremely disturbing because this kind of bullshit makes actually conversation and discussion about how to move the country forward almost impossible.
h/t to Digby
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