The party that thrives on hate
How did trolls take over the GOP? Salon's senior political reporter, and now author, Amanda Marcotte joins Salon's executive editor Andrew O'Hehir to discuss her new book "Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set on Rat-F*cki...
Available April 24, Marcotte's book explores the long-term degradation of conservatism in the Republican party and why it's not just about Trump. "The larger premise of the book is that Trump is not an anomaly, that Trump is sort of the logical conclusion of a movement in conservatism that's been going on for decades," Marcotte said. "Fueled by talk radio, Fox News, other such things that's has really kind of reconstructed American conservatism into this ideology I'd say of like hate and bigotry. More than like actual political opinions or ideas."
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