On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Newsweek’s Batya Ungar-Sargon joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss her book “Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy.”
“What I found when I started looking into this is, why do we think we’re so polarized if we’re not polarized? It’s because journalists are actually waging a culture war on their own behalf and it’s much more about class than it is about politics or race,” Ungar-Sargon said.
Ungar-Sargon and Jashinsky both agreed that corporate media outlets are increasingly run by leftist elites who do not prioritize the interests of working-class Americans.
“This whole polarization is an elite phenomenon and I think it’s just so important to keep that in mind and, you know, have a lot of humility about that because in a way like we’re creating this ecosystem that benefits us, you know, but it’s not actually reflective of the people who need us to actually be speaking on their behalf,” Ungar-Sargon said.