Political Outrage in News Media and Social Media

In their book, The Outrage Industry, Berry and Sobieraj argue that a new incivility is arising in American political media. They find their assumptions and evidence in traditional sources of media (print, TV networks and talk radio), but also look towards nontraditional routes for support (like blogs and personality centered network shows, like The Rachel Maddow Show on MNSBC). As a personal media consumer, I’d like to think I am well rounded in terms of sources. I subscribe to a spectrum of news outlets and get their updates on my phone. These are traditional news outlets…