People like to have their opinions validated. If a car enthusiast buys a Porsche, or BMW, or Audi, he'll likely join their brand's car club, too. He wants to hear others of like mind tell him how cool his car is and how smart he was to buy it. If they see a magazine on the newsstand that implies their favorite car smoked the competition, he'll buy it. If it says his car got creamed in a comparison test, he won't.
The same holds for politics. A supporter of Elizabeth Warren or some other Progressive will probably choose to watch MSNBC and read the Huff Post. Their go-to validator will be someone like Rachael Maddow. Liberals can do no wrong; conservatives can do no right. They're told what they want to hear, and they like it that way.
Ultra-conservatives work the same way. They only want to hear and read things about Donald Trump that validate what they already believe. They watch FOX News and listen to Rush Limbaugh. They're told what they want to hear, they're patted on the back and made to feel all warm and fuzzy, and they like it that way.
So why were there raised eyebrows when it came out that Sean Hannity is also a client of President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen? Hannity is a shill for Donald Trump. That's a fact. Did anyone really expect him to seek out Whuppie Goldberg's lawyer?
So why was there a "courtroom gasp" when Hannity's name came out yesterday? His faithful radical conservatives still love him, probably more than ever, and those liberals who believe him to be the devil incarnate will just dig in their heels deeper, too. This is just the Fact-Free World we live in today.
Instead of all this political bickering, I propose that from now on we only talk about who has the best football team. That should be something we can all agree on, right? *wink*