Looking at my extended family, I see those on both the Left and Right are increasingly angry, bigoted, and paranoid.
Just listening to the tone without knowing the topic, you wouldn’t be able to tell who was on which side. Certain subjects cannot be mentioned.
Both, like you, blame Fox News or Mainstream media and ignore, or misrepresent, what comes across from the other side.
The news, whoever it is, chooses what to publish and how to present it. Remember, it is so easy to lie with statistics. I have already been fooled twice by fake news coming across Facebook. It takes work to check it.
Try this sometime. Twenty years ago, I was at dinner with a Left Coast Liberal and a Christian Fundamentalist discussing abortion and the death penalty. It was easy to get both of them tongue tied, without any fireworks.