​ #1080 Corporate media’s fight for legitimacy in the age of Trump

Air Date: 2-17-2017

Today we look at the state of the corporate-controlled media in the age of Trump, how you can navigate those murky waters and what we can do to make it better.

​Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Diversify your news - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 11-24-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A

Ch. 4: Act 2: Spicer vs. the Interns - On the Media - Air Date 1-27-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Totem Ancestor - Kronos Quartet

Ch. 6: Act 3: Is Donald Trump good for journalism? - The Inquiry - Air Date 2-13-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: A Waltz for George and Tex - Black Prairie

Ch. 8: Act 4: Bernie Sanders Warns About Dangers Of Corporate-Controlled Media - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date: 01-01-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Turn it off - The Moxy

Ch. 10: Act 5: Keep Going Back to Substance and the Truth - On the Media - Air Date 1-27-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Freedom (From Braveheart) - Music Themes Group

Ch. 12: Act 6: Is 'Biased News' More Destructive Than Fake News? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-23-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: We Stand As One - Joseph Arthur

Ch. 14: Act 7: Become a “Media Activist” via @FAIRmediawatch - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 16: Act 8: Ned Beatty's NETWORK speech-by Paddy Chayefsky


Ch. 17: Building trust as a foundation - Ryan from Phoenix

Ch. 18: How to persuade conservatives - Ken from Raleigh, North Carolina

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on the social justice and the fragility of the privileged

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



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Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-18 04:36:49 -0500
    The Left lost this last election because they were obsessed with labels. “Everyone that doesn’t think like me is a racist/sexist/homophobe/Islamophobe/fascist/etc.”

    I can hardly call the election racist either. I’m sorry, but “illegal immigrant” is not a race, and neither is “Muslim”.
  • Peter Whitmore
    commented 2017-02-18 04:08:31 -0500
    The Left doesn’t have a chance anymore if it keeps focusing on identity politics and so-called “social justice”. It reduces a person to a set of superficial characteristics (race, gender, orientation, etc.) and defines that person as either a victim or perpetrator based on those characteristics. “All white men are privileged”, “All women are victims”, and so forth.

    If the Democratic Party ever wants to win an election again, they’re going to need a serious reform and base their platforms on facts, not feelings. This is why I’m pulling for the new Justice Democrats movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj_95Ld2g9I
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