Internal Scream


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Puerto Ricans packed the streets night after night this week to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. On this week’s On the Media, what happens when a leader’s mockery becomes too much for citizens to bear — in San Juan, and in Washington. Plus, coming-of-age on the far-right and far-left, on YouTube.
  1. Ibram X. Kendi [@DrIbram], founding director of American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, on who gets to be American. Listen.
2. Pedro Reina-Pérez [@pedroreinaperez], journalist and historian with both the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University, and Jay Fonseca [@jayfonsecapr], television and radio host, on the profane, homophobic and sexist chat messages that pushed Puerto Rico to the breaking point. Listen.
  1. OTM Producer Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] considers how YouTube creators on the left, like Natalie Wynn [@ContraPoints], are challenging the platform’s surge of far right extremism. Listen.

Internal Scream


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Puerto Ricans packed the streets night after night this week to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. On this week’s On the Media, what happens when a leader’s mockery becomes too much for citizens to bear — in San Juan, and in Washington. Plus, coming-of-age on the far-right and far-left, on YouTube.
  1. Ibram X. Kendi [@DrIbram], founding director of American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, on who gets to be American. Listen.
2. Pedro Reina-Pérez [@pedroreinaperez], journalist and historian with both the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University, and Jay Fonseca [@jayfonsecapr], television and radio host, on the profane, homophobic and sexist chat messages that pushed Puerto Rico to the breaking point. Listen.
  1. OTM Producer Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] considers how YouTube creators on the left, like Natalie Wynn [@ContraPoints], are challenging the platform’s surge of far right extremism. Listen.

Uncomfortably Numb


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Migrants in detention centers, another assault allegation against the President, and the start to a potentially devastating hurricane season… On this week’s On the Media, how painful news might be making America numb. And, why sometimes it’s okay to tune out. Plus, what Jeffrey Epstein's arrest teaches us about the Q-Anon conspiracy theory. 
  1. Max Read [@max_read],writer and editor at New York Magazine, on the partial fulfillment of a "message-board prophecy." Listen.

  2. David Corn [@DavidCornDC], Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, and Priya Shukla [@priyology], PhD candidate at the University of California-Davis, on the psychological effects of climate change on those who study it. Listen.

  3. Dan Degerman [@ddegerman], philosophy researcher at Lancaster University, on the political implications of "Brexit anxiety." Listen.

  4. Jenny Odell [@the_jennitaur], author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Continue reading "Uncomfortably Numb"

New Video Shows CNN’s Karem Taunting Summit Guests With ‘Demonic Possession’ Jab, Daring Gorka to Take Dispute ‘Outside’


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Video went explosively viral on Thursday showing an altercation in the Rose Garden of the White House after the President’s social media summit. In the first, and most widely shared among journalists, the clip shows Salem radio’s Seb Gorka yelling at White House reporter Brian Karem of CNN and Playboy. Another angle, with a clip that starts earlier, shows what led up to that confrontation. Filmed by Jim Hanson of Security Studies Group, that clip features Karem, apparently angry over seating at the Rose Garden event, taunting the gathered Summit attendees. Off-camera, a voice says to Karem “don’t be sad, don’t be sad,” and that prompted Karem’s remarks, which ended up with a confrontation and viral moment. “No I’m just standing around–this is a group of people that are eager for demonic possession,” he says. There is general laughter after the comment from the crowd. From farther off camera, you Continue reading "New Video Shows CNN’s Karem Taunting Summit Guests With ‘Demonic Possession’ Jab, Daring Gorka to Take Dispute ‘Outside’"

Qatar Sponsors War, Hate, Terror, and … Politico Playbook!


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Politico Playbook Sponsored By Qatar A lot of advertising online is arranged by computers, by algorithm or automation. When it comes to banner ads there is a general sense of whoever is willing to pay gets the spot. That’s why you may see a Democrat campaign ad on a conservative site, or scammy weight loss ad on a prestige media outlet that debunks scams. It’s less automated when you see ads in a newsletter, particularly sponsors (as opposed, for example, to keywork or context ads). And even with those caveats there are generally some lines. You don’t see porn ads at the New York Times. But you did, if you read Politico’s Playbook, see one from the government of Qatar, which is not only regularly under fire as a state sponsor of terror but is controversial among both American allies and enemies alike. And we’re not talking about a tourism ad, either. Tuesday’s Playbook — Continue reading "Qatar Sponsors War, Hate, Terror, and … Politico Playbook!"

Jesse Watters Teams with Don Jr. to Bash Media Outlets, Praise President Trump


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Fox News host Jesse Watters took time out of his interview with Donald Trump Jr. to praise President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign rally and bash other media outlets’ coverage of the event. Watters offered up his criticism of the media to Trump Jr. during his interview with the president’s son on Watters’ World Saturday night. “The media was totally disrespectful of this speech. You have an incumbent president officially launching his candidacy for reelection in primetime in a key swing state in Florida. And they don’t seriously analyze this and how he’s framing the issue,” Watters said. Watters then played a clip of various shows criticizing Trump’s Orlando rally this week. “The media–the more they attack the president the stronger the bond is between his supporters and him,” Watters said. Trump Jr. agreed saying “the level of hate and disdain the media has for these hard working people, now they Continue reading "Jesse Watters Teams with Don Jr. to Bash Media Outlets, Praise President Trump"

Washington Examiner Issues Correction That Wholly Discredits Its Story Claiming NYTimes ‘Fed Info’ to FBI


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Less than 24 hours after publishing a incendiary story claiming the New York Times “fed information” to the FBI about President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Washington Examiner issued a lengthy correction that wholly abandoned the article’s central premise. The correction went on to apologize for publishing a story that “did not adhere to the Washington Examiner‘s normal standards and procedures.
CORRECTION: The Washington Examiner has updated this story to: remove the characterization that the New York Times reporter “fed information” to the FBI; clarify when the email was written and when and to whom it was forwarded; include a post-publication response from the New York Times; and reflect the fact that four days after the email was sent the New York Times published a report headlined, “Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians.” We regret that this story did not adhere to Continue reading "Washington Examiner Issues Correction That Wholly Discredits Its Story Claiming NYTimes ‘Fed Info’ to FBI"

The Scarlet E, Part III: Tenants and Landlords


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This is episode three in our series, “The Scarlet E: Unmasking America’s Eviction Crisis.” It’s the dollars-and-cents episode, in which we account for what we know and don’t know about those who own and those who rent. We digest some new data — compiled and analyzed, in part, by our collaborator, Matthew Desmond — that demonstrate the extent to which landlords often profit in impoverished communities. We speak with the founder of a massive online eviction platform, who defends his company’s “standardized process.” In Camden, New Jersey we hear the story of Destiny, a social worker whose corporate landlord showed no reluctance to bring her to housing court, month after month. In Indianapolis we meet a mom-and-pop landlord who doesn’t deny her profits in the low-income market — she’s a businesswoman, after all — but who also has often given delinquent tenants the chance to get caught up. Continue reading "The Scarlet E, Part III: Tenants and Landlords"

Trump Lavishes Praise on Hannity, Other Fox News Hosts During Interview: ‘Patriots’ Who Get ‘Great Ratings’


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President Donald Trump called in to his favorite Fox News media haunt on Wednesday night and indulged in a long lovefest with host Sean Hannity while bashing as “disgraceful” a press corps that has “lost credibility.” “Outside of you and a few other great people, I call them patriots, actually. But you’re not really patriots as much is you want ratings. You getting great ratings, Sean, last night you had tremendous — I heard the speech got you fantastic ratings,” Trump said. “Oh yeah, they were massive,” Hannity said, interrupting Trump’s boasting with lavish praise. “It was simple, I just showed up.” “You and Tucker [Carlson] and everybody else having to do it and you did it. It was a great evening,” Trump continued. “When you have the lies and the frauds committed by the other networks, many of the other networks, you look at what’s going on, it’s Continue reading "Trump Lavishes Praise on Hannity, Other Fox News Hosts During Interview: ‘Patriots’ Who Get ‘Great Ratings’"

Trump Calls on NY Times to ‘Release Their Sources’ on Russia Report


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Donald Trump President Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of the New York Times for its recent story about a purported US cyber attack on Russia’s power grid, claiming it was not only “fake news” but also calling on the newspaper to “release their sources.” The story has raised alarms in Washington — and embarrassed the White House — not just because of its revelations about a secret American cyber attack on a major geopolitical foe, but because the Times also reported that Pentagon officials intentionally kept Trump in the dark about the operation for fear he would countermand or possibly leak news of it to foreign officials.

40 Acres


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President Trump claims to have struck a deal with Mexico to settle a dispute of his own making. On this week’s On the Media, a look at the lives of the people who stand to suffer most. Plus, how the path to America’s eviction crisis begins, in part, with the Great Migration. 
  1. Bob Moore [@BobMooreNews], freelance reporter based in El Paso, on the human reality at the border amidst the latest Trumpian mendacity. Listen.
2. We continue our four-part series on eviction by charting the persistent line between racist housing policies, localized profiteering and the devastating plunder of generations of wealth. Guests include Matt Desmond [@just_shelter], founder of the Eviction Lab; Natalie Moore [@natalieymoore], reporter for WBEZ; and Marty Wegbreit, director of litigation for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. Listen.

Introducing: The Scarlet E


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Millions of rent-burdened Americans face eviction filings and proceedings every year. On this week’s On the Media, what we think we know, and what we definitely don’t know, about America’s eviction crisis. Plus, how local journalists failed the Central Park Five. 
  1. Jim Dwyer [@jimdwyernyt], columnist for The New York Times, on his experience reporting on the Central Park Five trial. 

  2. We hear the story of Jeffrey, a security guard in Richmond, Virginia whose severe rent burden caused his family to be evicted. 

  3. Matthew Desmond [@just_shelter], founder of the Eviction Lab, explains what he and his fellow researchers have learned from their massive collection of eviction data. 

Hurricane Season is Nearly Here. Brace Yourself for the Coverage.


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Tornadoes ripped across multiple states on Tuesday, killing at least one person. It was the twelfth straight day of tornado activity in the U.S. — a new record, according to the National Weather Service. But as the New York Times reported yesterday, limited data make it difficult to draw explicit connections between a warming climate and trends in tornadic activity. Even in our hyper-quantified time, there's still an element of mystery to where, why, and how twisters strike.  And then there are hurricanes. For media professionals, hurricanes offer the very best kind of bad news, because the story arc is predictable, and invariably compelling. In our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbooks, we examine the myths, misleading language, and tired media narratives that clog up news coverage at a time when clarity can be a matter of life and death. Since the Atlantic hurricane season begins this week, we're republishing Continue reading "Hurricane Season is Nearly Here. Brace Yourself for the Coverage."