Irony and Outrage Lib/E: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States (Compact Disc)

Irony and Outrage Lib/E: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States By Rachel Perry (Read by), Dannagal Goldthwaite Young Cover Image

Irony and Outrage Lib/E: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States (Compact Disc)

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For almost a decade, journalists and pundits have been asking why we don't see successful examples of political satire from conservatives or of opinion talk radio from liberals. This book turns that question on its head to argue that opinion talk is the political satire of the right and political satire is the opinion programming of the left. In Irony and Outrage, political and media psychologist Dannagal Goldthwaite Young explores the aesthetics, underlying logics, and histories of these two seemingly distinct genres, making the case that they should be thought of as the logical extensions of the psychology of the left and right, respectively. While the audiences for Sean Hannity and John Oliver come from opposing political ideologies, both are high in political interest, knowledge, and engagement, and both lack faith in many of our core democratic institutions. Young argues that the roles that these two genres play for their viewers are strikingly similar: galvanizing the opinion of the left or the right, mobilizing citizens around certain causes, and expressing a frustration with traditional news coverage while offering alternative sources of information and meaning. One key way in which they differ, however, concludes Young, is in their capacity to be exploited by special interests and political elites.
Product Details ISBN: 9798200187591
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Language: English