In brief: The answer to the title question is (as usual) “sort of.” My good friend Jenn Pozner and I talk about the role the media played in not just being complicit, but in creating the narrative that put DT in a position of power to begin with. Of course, our racist, misogynistic culture held space and votes for him — but his meticulously crafted persona, which is based on a whole lot of lies, came about through a negligent, money-hungry media culture. If you’re interested in how we got here and how to prevent a repeat, Jenn’s analysis is must listen. (And her book is must read!)
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Links to on-air references:
HELP Preterm clinic in Ohio rebuild from vandalism: Generosity.com fundraiser
“Violent, Extremist Anti-Choicers Are Flirting With The Department Of Justice” my piece at The Establishment
”NBC And The Manufacturing of Donald Trump” at Bitch Media
”You’re Getting Hustled By “Bustle” and We’ve Got a Few Things To Say” — Bitch Media editorial
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