Best of the Left Podcast : #1297 Corporate Media is Designed to Ruin Political Discourse in America

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Air Date: 8/16/2019

Today we take a look at just a few of the ways that it is in the nature of corporate media to ruin political discourse by dismissing progressive perspectives and preferring hype and controversy over substance

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Ch. 1: Racist voters still support racism - CounterSpin - Air Date 7-26-19

There is no value to going to those who supported Trump through all of has past racism only to ask them is they still support Trump.

Ch. 2: How US Media Pits Labor and Climate Activists Against One Another - Citations Needed - Air Date 7-3-19

For a media that still largely view the working class as a white-man-with-a-hard-hat caricature, this fits into a nice binary that undermines both efforts to take on fossil fuel companies and improve the lives of workers.

Ch. 3: Why is Corporate Media Asking Democrats to Move to the Center - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 3-7-19

The media admonishes democrats for not moving further to the middle. Partisan battles are the status quo, while the world gets worse around us. Democrats will lose by supporting establishment politicians.

Ch. 4: Bernie Sanders Has MSNBC Tripping Over Words with Michael Brooks - No Filter with Ana Kasparian - Air Date 7-22-19

Ana and Michael Brooks discuss corporate medias dire need to split the progressive vote.

Ch. 5: Janine Jackson takes a quick look at AP‘s new guidelines on naming racism - CounterSpin - Air Date 4-5-19

The AP Style Book only just recently decided that it may be ok to call some racist things racist.

Ch. 6: The Unchecked Conservative Ideology of US Media's Fact-Check Verticals - Citations Needed - Air Date 7-17-19

In a media environment overwhelmed with information, misinformation, disinformation and so-called “fake news,” a cottage industry has emerged to “fact-check” the content coming across our screens

Ch. 7: CNN Should Be Embarrassed About Disgusting Debate - The David Pakman Show - Air Date 8-1-19

David discusses what a mess the democratic debates are.


Ch. 8: Thoughts on Medicare for All - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 9: Regulating the price of health care is imperative! - Marilyn from France


Ch. 12: Final comments on the need to support independent progressive media with a bonus clip from David Pakman

Bonus Clip: Independent Progressive Media is in Trouble - David Pakman Show - Air Date 7-1-18

MUSIC(Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Cat's Eye - Marble Run
  • Gullwing Sailor - Migration
  • The Face of the Thrush - Migration
  • A Burst of Light - Delray
  • One Little Triumph - Piano Mover
  • Heather - Migration
  • 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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