Hate Inc.: Book summary and reviews of Hate Inc. by Matt Taibbi

Hate Inc.

Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another

by Matt Taibbi

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Hate Inc. by Matt Taibbi
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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.

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"Taibbi incisively details how herd mentality led to media acceptance of the WMD narrative behind the Iraq War in 2003, and calls to task such reputable editors as Judith Miller from the New York Times, the Washington Post's Fred Hiatt, and the New Yorker's David Remnick. The result is a smart dissection of a grim media landscape." - Publishers Weekly

"An invigorating polemic against tactics the news media use to manipulate and divide their audiences." - Kirkus Reviews

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Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street, about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He's also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Insane Clown President, The Divide, Griftopia, and The Great Derangement.

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