Fact vs reality.
I've been a part of /. for many years now. One of the better parts of it was that we, the collective we, tried to keep things fact based. We up-voated things that were based in fact and downvoated things that were not...as well as the other stuff that had to get downvoated too.
And that other stuff exists. It is the noise that seeks to distract those who can't focus. It is the the noise who seeks to divide people. It is noise but it is not without purpose.
If you can get beyond the noise then you get to the actual issues. And I'm afraid there is no real debate here. There is one party that has declared science as something that they do not believe in. Not in any real regard. To them facts are as malleable as their own agenda. Whatever suits the given day will do.
I am no huge fan of either party. I've been without one for many years now. However if anyone who thinks that News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters is something that can do without facts and science...I just can't understand.
As such I watch this upcoming election with trepidation. There seems to be a large segment of my countries population that does not care for facts and science, rather a cult of personality. I know history.
That is not a good road to go down.