Australia still has time to avoid the worst, says Alt-America author David Neiwert | World news | The Guardian

Still from video of Men’s Rights March in Melbourne on Saturday 25 August, 2018 published by Avi Yemini on Youtube.

In the book he describes a movement “fed by the rivulets of hate mongering and disinformation-fuelled propaganda flowing out of rightwing media for at least a decade and the hospitable dark environment provided by a virtual blackout in mainstream media concerning the growth of rightwing extremism”t

The savagery of US conservative media, he says, is one of the key differences between the United States and New Zealand.

“I don’t think we can escape the fact that in the US we have a cable TV station that at least 22 hours a day and seven days a week is devoted to coaching half of America to hate the other half,” Neiwert says. “That’s been going on for 20 years or more, and it’s had a profoundly toxic effect on our discourse, our social contract, our view of each other.

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