A Love of Advertising, in a Fake News World

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About seven months ago I left DC, my home for eight years. Like many of my similarly-employed friends, I was facing professional burnout and the ever-increasing cost of living, but there was another reason that I gave with an almost intentional naivete: I was sick and tired of “the noise.”

Protests every week and weekend. Doomsday headlines along news tickers on every screen. There seemed…