Alternative media on the right facilitate a lack of critical thinking for conservatives in the same way mainstream media do for the Left. Trump's support thrived despite his disadvantage. Second, with the Left so dominant in media and culture, its supporters have become both arrogant and complacent. Trump's movement, against all the odds, became an underdog. Large numbers of first-time voters supported Trump, motivated by the idea they were fighting a system represented by television talking heads they despised. Essentially, leftist media hegemony has made the right into a counter-culture.
At risk of beating a dead horse here, but I found this an illuminating item. Certainly turns some of our well-worn leftist phrasing sideways. The right, as counter-culture. Sheesh. And yet, it's true.