There are many folks allowing the Fear - Mongers to blatantly "monger" their PERCEPTION of things, and it seems that such trickery, at times, is useful and effective at selling a product or service. It's been said that "Love is the opposite of Fear." I've come to believe that the preceding quote is solid, and I'm not afraid to say it. If your take on it differs, that's a wee bit scary, I'm afraid to say.
Fear - n.
a. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or
imminence of danger.
b. A state or condition marked by this feeling
2. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension
3. Extreme reverence or awe, as toward a supreme power.
4. A reason for dread or apprehension