Super mad at everything all the time : political media and our national anger / Alison Dagnes.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
xix, 243 pages ; 21 cm
- Press and politics -- United States.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017- -- Press coverage.
- "Super Mad at Everything All the Time explores the polarization of American politics through the collapse of the space between politics and culture, as bolstered by omnipresent media. It seeks to explain this perfect storm of money, technology, and partisanship that has created two entirely separate news spheres: a small, enclosed circle for the right wing and a sprawling expanse for everyone else. This leads to two sets of facts, two narratives, and two loudly divergent political sides with extraordinary anger all around. Based on extensive interviews with leading media figures and politicos, this book traces the development of the media machine, giving suggestions on how to restore our national dialogue while defending our right to disagree agreeably"-- Publisher's description.
- Two truths
Upping the anti's: 50 years of vilifying intellectuals, the government, and the media
Money + tech = problems: technological development, financial imperatives, and the ensuing media landscape
Us vs. them: political polarization and the politicization of everything
Negative objectives: the right-wing media circle and everyone else
Consequential, problematic and perhaps resolvable.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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