My Dad served as a park ranger with the National Park Service for several years. His duties included fire-fighting. So I have a decent grasp of the science of backfires: How, When, Where, and Why.
In a nutshell: backfires work. It’s called “fighting fire with fire.”
Since January 20, Leftistas and their willing lackeys in the mainstream media have been flaming anyone or anything not on board with their agenda. They’ve jettisoned any pretense at objectivity when it comes to reportage on Republicans, conservatives, or – gasp! – President Trump.
For too long, about the only thing conservatives could do in the face of such rabid hostility and rank dishonesty was wring our hands. Or yell at the TV.