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Hate Inc.

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Original Language: English | 304 pp. | October 2019

2 Seas represents: French, Nordic and Dutch Rights.

POLITICS

“In a smart and scathing freewheeling analysis, the Rolling Stone journalist analyzes political campaign coverage and other media powder kegs.” —The New York Times

“An invigorating polemic against tactics the news media use to manipulate and divide their audiences.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Taibbi, a writer of striking intelligence and bold ideas, is as hilarious as he is scathing.” — Publishers Weekly

“A relentless investigative reporter.” —The Washington Post

“Perhaps the greatest reporter on Wall Street’s crimes in the modern era. ” —Salon

“The best American journalism has to offer. ” —David Sirota, author of Hostile Takeover

“Where other mainstream news sources fail, Matt Taibbi madly embraces his role as an honest political observer/writer/citizen in a democracy. ” —Janeane Garofalo

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.