4/28 Supreme Corruption, Tucker, Crowder Fashy Media Meltdown w/ Jamelle Bouie & Tim Heidecker

April 28, 2023

It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Jamelle Bouie, opinion columnist at the New York Times and co-host of the Unclear and Present Danger podcast, to round up the week in news. Then, they’re joined by comedian Tim Heidecker, who has a real bone to pick with Sam!

First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the blocking of multiple abortion bans in state legislatures, a soon-to-release Kavanaugh documentary, the budget cut debate, Elon’s Twitter, and the fascistic expulsion of Zooey Zephyr from the Montana legislature, before admiring Ron DeSantis’ most recent blowup after being questioned about his role at Guantanamo. Jamelle Bouie then joins as he dives right into the Supreme Court’s crisis of legitimacy, with half of the justices under fire for some form of corruption, while the Chief Justice refuses to recognize the system of checks and balances, walking through why Democratic leadership is refusing to even contemplate Court reform due to severe fears of backlash, despite it being a fight against unpopular institution full of unpopular people pursuing unpopular policies while under a corruption scandal. Next, they dive into the departure of Tucker Carlson from Fox News and whether it will genuinely have an impact on the company’s fascist indoctrination, before wrapping up with an assessment of a 2024 Democratic primary. Tim Heidecker then calls in to teach Sam a thing or two about what real journalism looks like.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma dive into the fascism and genocidal rhetoric of the Montana legislature, the activism coming from the Montana Governor’s children, and the blocking of abortion bans in both Nebraska and South Carolina. A Colorado caller (Sam from the future?) rants on Solar tariffs, Cody from Georgia discusses breaking the cycle of fundamentalist abuse, the MR Crew tackles the updates to Stephen Crowder’s abuse, and Master Chief Keef from New York ponders Tucker’s future, plus, your calls and IMs!

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