Summary of “Hate Inc: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another”

(From a speech given this week to the McCourtney Institute of Democracy, Penn State University)

We live in a time of incredible political division. Many of us have had the experience of talking to someone whose idea of reality seems to be completely different from our own. It’s become difficult to have an argument in the traditional sense. People with differing opinions are often no longer even working from the same commonly-accepted set of facts. It’s a problem that has a lot to do with changes…