Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC's On the Media and the author of The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time (Workman Publishing Company, 2017), talks about fake news, post-truth, and why reality itself has become a hotly contested issue of our time.
“It isn’t like there are two bubbles in this country,” says Brooke. “I think there are as many bubbles as there are individuals. They are bespoke, hand crafted.”
The remedy for reality is not so simple. "Fact checking alone won’t stop Trump," Brooke says, "We are wired to lie to ourselves to keep our worlds consistent."