It’s absolutely easier to feel doomed. There is little remaining difference between “left” and “right” news coverage. It’s all a neon barrage of 24-hour outrage.
As for on-air tears, they likely just flood the echo chamber. I was astonished to see conservative kids-in-cages approval online. But publicly crying for the humanity of children that the “other” side views as an invasion and a threat to national security is not going to change their racist minds.
To quote the most over-quoted Obama-ism, they’ve gone low — the lowest of the low — caging innocent children, neglecting them and abusing them. So we have to go high. That means our intelligentsia, media and politicians have to do MUCH more than nurture our broken hearts by sharing our outrage.