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Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy

Historian Claire Bond Potter writes in this 2020 book: * Political Junkies is a history of how Americans got hooked on alternative media and ended up craving satisfaction that politics can never deliver. It is about how, beginning after World … Continue reading

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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

Matt Bai writes in this 2014 book: In his 1978 memoir, Theodore White, the most prolific and influential chronicler of presidential politics in the last half of the twentieth century, made John Kennedy and most of the other candidates he’d … Continue reading

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Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth

Brian Stelter writes in his new book: “You know what we need,” a senior producer of Fox & Friends told her staff during a rare dip in the ratings. “We need outrage.” That’s really what F&F was about. Certain segments … Continue reading

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Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge

Here are some highlights from this 2013 book: * Then they turned the conversation — as they had so many times before — to Fairfax, the hallowed newspaper company and third force on Australia’s media scene. Fairfax was in free … Continue reading

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Steve Sailer: Scott Alexander Was Right to Fear Doxing After All: CNN Doxes a Tucker Carlson Writer

This was not doxxing. Doxxing refers to revealing a home address or personal details that a person wants to hide. This Tucker Carlson writer Blake Neff “doxxed” himself. He published ugly stuff online after publicy boasting for years about how … Continue reading

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