Not disagreeing with you at all, but, I was referring to conversations here on Slashdot. Which, if anything talked about the cults of personality even more often than the media.
I won't even look at FB for at least another month for that very reason you stated. (Fortunately, I no longer have a long-distance job so avoiding it is easier than when I relied on it to keep up with my family. FB at that time had some importance in my life. Now that I work locally , not so much. )
Oh, to answer the last bit, judging by the reactions of people around me, they will hide in fear for at least a year (for the less paranoid) before they realize the world didn't end and POTUS doesn't mean 'dictator with unlimited power.' Also something to blame on the media with their exaggerated stories about Executive Orders and such making the Presidency out to be one person rule without limitation.
I don't care for President-elect Trumps authoritarian style, but the checks and balances will prevent him from running roughshod over the system.
While actual voter fraud is rare, paranoia is the medias stock and trade of late.
Saw some just as ridiculous headlines on Briebart about Hilary as well. They are all responsible for spreading their brand of paranoia.
(I read every side I can, and make up my own mind, for the most part, I came to the conclusion they're all full of shit.)
Unfortunately, I don't have time to look any examples up before my coffee's done and off to work.
Maybe when the shitstorm has cleared, people will wake up and start actually questioning those who....ah fuck, who am I kidding? People are sheep, and I very much doubt that will change unless there is actually blood running in the streets. (Ok, in some cases that seems to be happening, but you can't fix stupid, and nowadays, there is little excuse for being that uniformed) If your team lost, then you should be fighting harder next time, not rioting,making false accusations etc. (white people rioting no less, surprised it even got reported, though I haven't the time to read those stories until after work, so my knowledge is constrained at the moment to headlines.)
Oddly enough, one of the best, least biased explanations I saw, hidden under a very inflammatory headline, (and a fair bit of vulgarity in the body) for the difference between rural and urban voting was on Cracked...I know, that shouldn't be the case, but check out (and ignore the title, it has little to do with the article) 'how half of America lost it's f***ing mind.'
Someone else posted a link here, and I read it expecting something funny and irreverent, but got a very well thought out explanation of the difference in voters of rural and urban settings.
Peace out man!
Off to work!