#1235 A Counterbalance to Canonization (The Political Life of George H.W. Bush) ​

Air Date: 12–14-2018
Today we take a look critically at the life and times of George H.W. Bush

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Ch. 1: A Clear-eyed perspective on H.W. Bush to counter the misty vision of the mainstream - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 12-6-18

Janine Jackson takes a quick look at coverage of the death of George H.W. Bush.

Ch. 2: Remembering the President Completely - On The Media - Air Date 12-7-18

This week Brooke talks to Buzzfeed senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen about whose voices and experiences are prioritized in presidential remembrances and why they leave us with an incomplete picture.

Ch. 3: Explaining George H.W. Bush's involvement in obstruction of justice under Nixon - Bag Man - Air Date 11-11-18

After learning that his own Justice Department is investigating his crimes, Vice President Spiro Agnew embarks on a secret, behind-the-scenes effort… to obstruct justice. It’s a scheme that ends up involving George H.W. Bush

Ch. 4: Harold Meyerson on how George H.W. Bush Gave Us Today’s Republican Party - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 12-4-18

George H. W. Bush paved the way for today’s Republican party with his racist Willy Horton campaign, the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, and pardoning the Iran-Contra conspirator whose trial would have exposed his own abuse of power.

Ch. 5: Thoughts on George H.W. Bush's environmental legacy - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 12-2-18

We review parts of Bush Sr.’s legacy today — without either dancing on his grave or lionizing — particularly on the environment.

Ch. 6: President Bush on civil rights and the nomination of Clarence Thomas - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 12-3-18 

A panel of experts looks at some of the actions of George H.W. Bush that warrant a more critical response.

Ch. 7: George H.W. Bush and the war on drugs - @tmbsfm with @_michaelbrooks - Air Date 12-3-18

We discuss George HW Bush's legacy of decimation and murder.

Ch. 8: George H. W. Bush, American War Criminal - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 12-4-18

Jeremy Scahill details the crimes of George H.W. Bush, the sick propaganda of the corporate media memorials; and the trail of blood, death, and tears Bush leaves behind.


Ch. 9: Powerful vs vulnerable in privacy and transparency - Terry from New York

Ch. 10: Thoughts on the Brazilian election and the global right-wing backlash - Jeff from California


Ch. 11: Final comments on this one weird trick that could improve our debate-based media immeasurably



Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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