Here is the formula and it exists in both left wing and right wing fake news.
1) State the hallucination you want to believe and want your viewers to believe.
2) Ask the guest to agree with your hallucination.
3) If the guest disagrees, attack the guest's character.
4) Ask the guest to agree with your hallucination again.
5) If the guest disagrees, attack the guest's character again.
6) Repeat until the guest agrees with your hallucination or time runs out.
And that's what passes for news. The beauty of it all is that once you accept that it is fake, not only in the big picture but also in the little picture, it is easy to forgive. Don't make it real, accept that it is fake. News is editorial hallucination.