Episode

3/28 David Roberts: The Press Cannot Be Neutral

March 28, 2017

Vox environmental reporter David Roberts explains the term tribal epistemology and how it explains contemporary politics. The climate crisis and the closing of the conservative mind to objective reality. The origins of the Right’s attack on science. Why conservatives don’t believe in neutrality. Are there tensions inside the political Right? Do Americans want to restore institutions? The different types of populism. Are we sorting ourselves into two societies? Accepting the reality of how polarized we are and why so many liberals don’t understand it. Why total post modernism will make journalism impossible and why journalists need to take sides in order to save journalism.

On The Fun Half; Trey Gowdy hilariously reverses himself on leaks in defense of Devin Nunes. Are Democrats going to win Tom Price’s seat? How to sell expanding Medicare. Bill O’Reilly gets very racist talking about Maxine Waters. Former CIA officer comments on Nunes and his bizarre behavior. Glenn Beck almost tricks himself into supporting universal healthcare. Healthcare is a right. Oklahoma Republican thinks that rape and incest might be the will of God.

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