Not done yet, so not ready to completely analyze, but from his first essay in the book, also entitled “The Braindead Megaphone,” George Saunders posits:
“[T]he nightly news may soon consist entirely of tirades by men so angry and inarticulate that all they do is sputter while punching themselves in the face, punctuated by videos of dogs blowing up after eating firecrackers, and dog-explosion experts rating the funniness of the videos.”
The book came out in 2007. I wonder if we’re there yet? Almost, I think.