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Super Mad at Everything All the Time

Political Media and Our National Anger

  • Alison Dagnes
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Introduction

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.


Keywords

News Media Polarization Political Communication Current Events Partisan Media Tribalism alternative facts popular culture Technology Right-wing Left-wing Populism

Authors and affiliations

  • Alison Dagnes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceShippensburg UniversityShippensburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-06131-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-06130-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-06131-9
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