A guide to combating right-wing lies

Source: The Hill
by Juan Williams

“With families preparing to sit down together for Thanksgiving dinner, here is your cheat sheet for when some of your relatives start shouting right-wing nonsense at the dinner table next week. Get ready to argue over right-wing ‘outrage porn.’ Years ago, Tim Kreider coined that term in The New York Times to describe how producers at talk radio and cable news, as well as online voices, played up any story with a racial angle, any video of violence, and mockery of elites to ‘get us all riled up with righteous indignation.’ Since then, what was a grab for big ratings has become far more dangerous. Now it is about intentionally selling naked distortion as political news to stir up emotional outrage.” (11/15/21)