Journalist Matt Taibbi joined Hill.TV’s “Rising” on Thursday and suggested that partisan media circles resulted in echo chambers that have left many Americans without factual, reliable sources of information.
Taibbi told hosts Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti that those who stormed the U.S. Capitol grounds on Wednesday were victims of misinformation and conspiracy theories resulting from these echo chambers.
“We have two basically conflicting media ecosystems…and what ends up happening when people get an uninterrupted stream of information of this type for long enough, is they just completely lose their ability to assess situations rationally, and they will eventually lash out,” Taibbi said.
Partisan media sources, Taibbi added, are driving “different groups to hate each other.”
Watch parts of his interview above: