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Law And More: Outrage Politics

” … top leaders are expressing worries about the dark side of outrage politics and how it is incentivized through structural factors in the media and in the political system.” – The Hill, July 10, 2022.

As The Hill article mentions, even GOPer Mitt Romney shared his perception of the danger of outrage politics in an op-ed in The Atlantic.

Such a lament is, well, noble. But likely it will have little effect on halting the traction of this phenomenon. There is too much payoff with voters and media of the oversized protest of what is. 

Law firms, despite all their resources, are not moving the dial. Because of everything from their brand to their code of ethics they are bound to present statements positioned and packaged as reasoned discourse.

Connect with Editor-in-Chief Jane Genova at [email protected]

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