huge shift in media
Our own study of over 1.25 million stories published online between April 1, 2015 and Election Day shows that a right-wing media network anchored around Breitbart developed as a distinct and insulated media system, using social media as a backbone to transmit a hyper-partisan perspective to the world. This pro-Trump media sphere appears to have not only successfully set the agenda for the conservative media sphere, but also strongly influenced the broader media agenda, in particular coverage of Hillary Clinton.
Of course these objective media reviewers at Columbia Journalism Review would never describe the NYT, Washington Post, CNN as "hyper-partisan" in perspective. But they are. The point is that normal white people, the market for media, don't want media that are relentlessly hostile to normal-white-people views. With the internet, they can get them. That all this would happen was evident back when we started in 2000, but it's now becoming an actual fact.