Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another

Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another

Part tirade, part confessional from the celebrated Rolling Stone journalist, Hate Inc. reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business

In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business.

In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of monetizing anger, paranoia, and distrust. Taibbi, who has spent much of his career covering elections in which this kind of manipulative activity is most egregious, provides a rich taxonomic survey of American political journalism's dirty tricks.

Heading into a 2020 election season that promises to be a Great Giza Pyramid Complex of invective and digital ugliness, Hate Inc. will be an invaluable antidote to the hidden poisons dished up by those we rely on to tell us what is happening in the world.

Title:Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another
ISBN:9781949017250
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  • David Wineberg

    Matt Taibbi has discovered that news (his career) is a consumer product. Consumers choose the ones that have the features they want and stick with that brand, no matter how far from the truth it wande...

  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    Taibbi claims he is writing an update to Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman's 1988 classic "Manufacturing Consent" and while Taibbi's pieces are good on the state of the current media they are more dispa...

  • Shane Papendorf

    Matt Taibbi's excellent book about why the press stinks, and what you should do about it: just shut it off. Life is better that way....

  • Sandra

    Does it make sense to be entertained while reading about all the ways in which we are screwed, utterly and irreparably? ...

  • Murtaza

    Love him or hate him Matt Taibbi is a gifted polemicist and when he turns his attention to a subject there is no chance he isn't going to land some blows. In this book he takes aim at the media, which...

  • Jonathan Wolff

    A really great look into the failures of the media in our current landscape....

  • Joe

    Taibbi channels Chomsky and, to a lesser extent, Orwell, Postman and Frankfurt School orthodoxy, to place the blame of our increasingly polarized, paranoid, and misinformed public squarely on what he ...

  • Bibliomama

    His jealousy of Rachel Maddow is palpable. ...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez

    Yes!...

  • Clif

    I've always enjoyed Matt Taibbi's writing as he cuts to the heart of any issue, doesn't mince words and always brings a laugh. I think of him as the Jon Stewart of journalism.This book is a collection...