THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: ‘Hate Inc’, Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another

RIELPOLITIK

Source – taibbi.substack.com

“…Fundamentally, this means the press has gone from selling a vision of reality they perceive to be acceptable to a broad mean, to selling division. For technological, commercial, and political reasons this instinct has become more exaggerated with time, snowballing toward the dysfunctional state we’re in today”

Summary of “Hate Inc: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another”

(From a speech given this week to the McCourtney Institute of Democracy, Penn State University)

We live in a time of incredible political division. Many of us have had the experience of talking to someone whose idea of reality seems to be completely different from our own. It’s become difficult to have an argument in the traditional sense. People with differing opinions are often no longer even working from the same commonly-accepted set of facts. It’s a problem that has a lot to do with changes…

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