Air Date: 8–02-2019
Today we take a look at the ways that Trump and his administration are systematically chipping away at the concept of a free press, a hallmark tactic of authoritarian governments everywhere
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Under authoritarianism, Identifying enemies, such as the press, is the right of the leader and in doing so it limits the power and capabilities of that enemy.
The government is criminally prosecuting a publisher for printing truthful information. Whether Assange is extradited or not, this case casts a dangerous cloud over aggressive national security reporting and means criminalizing journalism is on the table.
Noam Chomsky discusses Assange's arrest and the governments actively working to silence journalists.
Linda McQuaig discussed Trump's relationship with the media and how much he attacks and dismantles our system
The Intercept’s senior national security correspondent views the arrests of journalistic sources as an attempt to stifle the "debate about this fundamental issue of who lives and dies."
Richard Griffiths, President of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, joins David to discuss a bill that would set ethical standards for journalism work as well as sanction journalists who violate them
Ch. 7: Patient protocols for prescription drugs - Heather from Texas
Ch. 8: Health care vs health insurance - Holly from San Francisco
Ch. 9: Final comments on the need to focus on the positive benefits of Medicare for All, not just the negative benefits
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard
- Neil Takes Two - Studio J
- The Back Lot - Sunday at Slims
- Heather - Migration
- One Little Triumph - Piano Mover
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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