#782 Not just bad, face-palm bad (Media)

Another look at how the media, the most important check on governmental power due to it's ability to question power and inform the populace, is terrible. Just fucking terrible.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Do MSNBC Hosts Get Pressured To Be Partisan? - The Young Turks - Air Date: 10-19-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: On Our Way - Royal - EP

Ch. 4: Act 2: Legal Problems Aside… What's a fact? - The Jimmy Dore Show - Air Date: 10-11-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Wrecking ball - The Gregory Brothers

Ch. 6: Act 3: Coming Together With Cox - CounterSpin - Air Date 11-8-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Waltz of Honesty - Adventure the Great EP

Ch. 8: Act 4: Did CNN Just Ask the Dumbest Question Ever at a White House Briefing? - Majority Report - Air Date: 12-10-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: You Don't Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor) - Way to Normal (Deluxe Version)

Ch. 10: Act 5: Matthews' Ted Cruz Rant Fuels Right-Wing-Conspiracy-Theorist Fire - This Week in Blackness - Air Date: 10-23-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Get Up and Go - Broadcast 2000

Ch. 12: Act 6: Fox News Finally Reports on McDonald's! Oh, Wait... - David Pakman Show - Air Date: 11-24-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Turtle (Bonobo Mix) - One Offs... Remixes & B Sides

Ch. 14: Act 7: Washington Post Gives Election Advice To Opponents, Why? - CountertSpin - Air Date 12-6-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Ho Hey - Ho Hey - Single

Ch. 16: Act 8: CBS Apologizes For Benghazi Report - The Young Turks - Air Date: 11-09-13

Ch. 17: Final Comments Part 1: Introducing the continued discussion of trans issues 101


Ch. 18: I think you really stepped in it – Dave from Nebraska

Ch. 19: We need more discussion of the social contract of gender identity – Issac from Albany, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final Comments Part 2: Finishing up with basic challenges of transgender people

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

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 5 reactions

  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2013-12-18 13:35:53 -0500
    Mat, I don’t really follow your reasoning that David Pakman pointing out the absurdity of Fox News or any other MSM outlet covering a silly story like the McRib is analogous to Chris Matthew’s trying and failing to make a solid argument to support his correct thesis about racism among Republicans.
  • Mat Weller
    commented 2013-12-18 10:00:41 -0500
    I think it’s kind of funny that you ran the clip about Chris Matthews over-reacting to a non-issue and then later played Pakman doing the same thing with the McRib. It’s why I don’t subscribe to Pakman. He does great analysis of important things, but about 20% of each show seems to be filling time with manufactured anger. Dore does it a bit, but he gets a pass insofar as his show is more satire-based where Pakman would purport to be a more serious show.
  • Moe Miranda Marie McIntyre
    commented 2013-12-18 09:45:17 -0500
    love the new site! im sure all the kinks will be worked out soon…er than healthcare.gov LOL
  • Jay Tomlinson
    commented 2013-12-17 19:02:32 -0500
    Just a hiccup in the transition to the new website. I’m working on giving access to the archives. Hold tight.
  • Xeno Phrenia
    commented 2013-12-17 18:44:31 -0500
    Where are the archives? I’ve been listening to older shows and now they’re gone ;-(
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