#1206 The war on journalism, truth and democracy itself ​

Air Date: 8–31-2018
Today we take a look at some of the tactics and ramifications of Trump's all-out war with journalism which is his strategy to undermine the most potent force capable of opposing an administration of lies and propaganda.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Trump's War on Journalism - Newsbeat - Air Date 3-1-18

Obama had his "War on Whistleblowers." Trump unflinchingly attacks the media. There have also been arrests of reporters. How "free" is the free press?

Ch. 2: Trump really does want to put journalists in prison - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 4-30-18

Memos written by former FBI Director James Comey after private meetings with President Donald Trump indicate Trump seemed obsessed with arresting and imprisoning journalists.

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Ch. 4: Is Trump's chaos beating the media? - Trumpcast - Air Date 4-26-18

Jacob Weisberg is joined by the media critic, Jay Rosen, to talk about why he thinks Trump is winning and the press is losing.

Ch. 5: For the Sake of The People In This Room - On the Media - Air Date 8-3-18

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was verbally attacked by a crowd of Trump supporters at a Tampa rally. Brooke speaks with Greg Sargent, opinion writer at The Washington Post, about how and why the president incites his base toward anger and disbelief.

Ch. 6: Is Donald Trump Systematically Destroying Faith in The Media - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 8-1-18

The First requirement of every despot is to destroy people's faith in the free press.

Ch. 7: Trump Admin Launches Major Attack on Freedom of the Press - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 7-23-18

The Trump administration launches a concerted large-scale attack on the media with the goal of labelling it the enemy of the American people.

Ch. 8: Blood on the newsroom floor will be blood on the president's hands - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 8-6-18

More and more mainstream corporate media folks are receiving death threats as well, leading one NYT columnist to warn, “we are approaching a day when blood on the newsroom floor will be blood on the President’s hands."

 

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  • Chad Norman
    commented 2018-09-06 13:12:48 -0400
    It’s a shame this administration doesn’t understand irony.
    Trump gets all of his information from Faux News, which was started in 1996 by a Republican political strategist. (That statement alone should give you pause). All news sources are fake, except the one started with an actual bias, called Faux. CNN was lauched in 1980 and was the only cable news network for a long time. When did it become fake news?
  • Amanda Hoffman
    commented 2018-09-04 00:31:54 -0400
    The first rap is part of the NewsBeat podcast clip. They work with indie artists to create music for their episodes. I think the rap you’re referring to is by an artist named Silent Knight. More info on the episode we featured and the voices featured in it can be found here (scroll down below the show description): https://www.usnewsbeat.com/2018/03/01/enemy-of-the-american-people-the-u-s-governments-war-on-journalism-and-press-freedom/
  • Lykomancer
    commented 2018-08-31 19:22:44 -0400
    Yeah, dying to know who does the rap bits, because they are amazing.
  • Andrew Cook
    commented 2018-08-31 09:40:05 -0400
    Anyone know what the first rap is called? It’s listed as NA.