"I guess their thinking is 'Instead of arguing against why their ideas are bad, I'll just argue that they are bad, and then no one will hear their ideas.' which, to me, is kind of evil, but it's literally what they do."
If there's one lesson I wish I could teach to the world, it's this one. This happens far too often, not just in the news, but all over social media. We would be so much better off if more people would just discuss ideas rather than immediately jumping to Ad hominem attacks.