Episode

12/8 Rick Perlstein: Lies & the Art of Authoritarianism

December 8, 2016

Why Trump’s Cabinet is a nightmare for the environment and workers and a giveaway to the Koch brothers.

Journalist and historian Rick Perlstein, talks about the danger posed by the authoritarian impulse of the Trump age. Lying and authoritarians. How news needs to work when the President always lies. Steve Bannon and the lying culture. The problem with NPR’s Morning Edition. Mike Flynn is not an “orderly” thinker. The ideology of the news media. The media narrative and the danger of “redemption” stories. Understanding that the Trump family is like a Mafia family.

On The Fun Half: Trump’s plutocratic pick for Labor Secretary. The next level of plutocracy.  Time Warner Chairman says Democrats who support overturning Citizens United are a bigger threat to the First Amendment than Trump. On Yahoo News Rep. Dana Rohrabacher freaks in defense of Russian human rights abuses. Ted Cruz is really disgusting. Trump lies about the Carrier deal and attacks a local labor union leader on Twitter. Meteorologist, Kait Parker calls out Breitbart for misleading on climate science and your calls and IMs.

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