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Where Do Your Values Come From? [ISLM]

April 7, 2015

I discuss what makes me care about politics, and I’m joined by callers who do the same. We also get into a discussion about the South, racism, and the civil war.

Then I’m joined by Courtney Kealy, a correspondent for Al Jazeera America, the U.S. cable news channel that covers domestic and international news.  We discuss the fallout from Rolling Stone’s fake UVA rape story, where they went wrong journalistically, and the concern that victims of sexual assaults may be less likely to report the crimes now because of this incident.
Next I simulcast with two radio hosts, and good friends, from radio Adelaide, Australia. We discuss everything from the American Civil War to Australia’s history as a penal colony.

Finally, I’m joined by Jonathan Easley, Campaigns Reporter for The Hill, to talk about Rand Paul’s Presidential announcement.
We discuss Senator Paul’s plan to run as the anti-establishment Republican, his recent flip-flop on defense spending, and his controversial past comments on not supporting the Civil Rights Act.

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  • Matthew April 7, 2015 4:57 pm

    The Rolling Stone debacle is indicative of the dumbing-down of the whole media industry. Fact checking and copy editing staffs are the first to get laid off because they are seen as purely overhead to business decision makers that lack journalism backgrounds.