Following the Money: CPAC, the #NRA, #elections & #Russia w/ @zdroberts — #KatieSpeakShow Ep135 6/16/2018

In brief: Zach Roberts is back on the show to talk conservative conventions and why, in this digital information age, what happens at them still matters. He regularly attends CPAC and the NRA as part of his coverage of voting and election rights and theft, reporting back to us so that we don’t have to watch or listen to the abhorrent goings on. In my intro I go into the Russian-NRA connection, one being so widely reported on by Zach and others that I shelved my distaste for conspiracy theories long enough to read about and share it with you. Spoiler: it’s not a conspiracy (the Russian players have been open about quite a lot of it).

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Enhanced audio: Following the Money: CPAC, the #NRA, #elections & #Russia w/ @zdroberts — #KatieSpeakShow Ep135 6/16/2018

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“NRA got more money from Russia-linked sources than earlier reported” via Politico

“Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate the NRA and Help Elect Trump. Femme fatales, lavish Moscow parties and dark money – how Russia worked the National Rifle Association” at RollingStone

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“NRA 2018: The fear comes to Dallas — The convention is no longer just celebration of guns and their accessories, but a fully integrated Donald Trump rally.” via Nation of Change

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Zach Roberts: Twitter; website

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