The U.S. is polarized, as well as stratified, and even the most basic facts become ideologically charged.
A news network, playing to a polarized conservative base, not seeking votes in the center, was under no such restrictions.
Could Christie ever survive the polarized Republican primary process and win the nomination?
1811, in optics, from French polariser, coined by French physicist Étienne-Louis Malus (1775-1812) as a term in optics, from Modern Latin polaris "polar" (see polar). Transferred sense of "to accentuate a division in a group or system" is first recorded 1949 in Arthur Koestler. Related: Polarized; polarizing.