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The Outrage Epidemic | An Editorial piece

Medium | 16/06/2020 07:17 PM | Click to read full article

The political atmosphere in America seems to have deteriorated a lot in the last few years. A lot of yelling. A lot of arrogance and overconfidence. People don’t just disagree with each other. They can’t imagine how a decent human being could disagree with their view of immigration or the minimum wage or President Trump. It’s not just America. It seems to be happening in Europe as well. Everyone seems angry.

To get more views, you need to be a little bit louder in favour of the home team and a little less nuanced. You can’t just politely disagree with the other tribe. You need to vilify them. Outrage sells when competition is this intense.