Tue, 24 September 2019
2183 - Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party & the Country w/ Brian Rosenwald
Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1), Coeditor-in-Chief of “Made by History,” a daily Washington Post history section, joins us to discuss his book, Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States.
On today's show: Hannity and Giuliani reveal how State Dept. asked Rudy to go to Ukraine on behalf of American government. Trump says foreign aid is only an issue because European countries don't contribute enough to Ukraine. Ro Khanna says WaPo op-ed by seven freshman Dems was a game-changer in the Dem caucus w/r/t impeachment.
Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1), Coeditor-in-Chief of “Made by History,” a daily Washington Post history section, joins us to discuss his book, Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States. The historical background of AM talk radio and Rush Limbaugh's rise. The financial incentives for politically homogenous programming. How Limbaugh influenced Newt Gingrich, who influenced the entire GOP. How Bush I was forced to kiss the ring. The birth of Sean Hannity. Why Air America failed.
Impeachment is finally happening: here's why it's bad for Joe Biden. Biden pitches Iowa swing voters: "It's up to them."
On the fun half: Trump says the media and academic institutions are threatening our history in low-energy UN speech. Trump says globalist SJWs are enabling human trafficking. Trump flubs religious freedom talking point. Reaction shot of people who work for Trump, including a sleeping Wilbur Ross. KT McFarland says it was Trump's "best speech ever." Trump says he would've won the Nobel Prize if it was awarded fairly. Michael Knowles says Greta Thunberg is mentally ill. Laura Ingraham compares Greta Thunberg to children of the corn. Stuart Varney asks if wealth tax and taking rich people's money will help poor people. A call from Bull Prog, composer of the "MR fun" fun half song.
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Tue, 24 September 2019
A new report says Trump personally ordered a hold on Ukrainian military aid as Nancy Pelosi finally starts looking into impeachment.
Meanwhile, centrist think tank Third Way is testing attacks on Medicare For All with help from some friends of Joe Biden.
And lastly, New York prosecutors reject Trump's “sweeping immunity” claim against a subpoena for his tax returns.
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
Officials in Afghanistan told CBS News Monday that dozens of civilians were killed during a raid on Taliban hideouts by U.S. and Afghan special forces in the southern province.
Bernie Sanders released a plan that seeks to cancel $81 billion in past-due medical bills for Americans, and a new Capitol Weekly poll in California finds Elizabeth Warren leading the Democratic presidential field with 29%, followed by Sanders at 21% and Joe Biden at 18%.
The Trump administration will effectively will end “catch and release” - the practice of detaining migrant families before releasing them into the U.S. while they await an immigration court hearing.
And Bill Weld, longshot candidate for the GOP nomination for president, accused Donald Trump of "treason" for pressing Ukraine's President to investigate Joe Biden and stated bluntly that the penalty for treason in the United Staes, “is death."
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