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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

April 23, 2021

Conservative media’s latest big lie is a sinister myth of American cities burning

Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at the bizarre alternative universe right-wing politicians and their alternative media has created where peaceful demonstrations are always reported as violent riots. This kind of propaganda has a far-reaching impact given that most cops believe it. 

 
Then we're joined by economist Dean Baker from the Center for Economic Policy and Research to talk about the newly robust economy that is set to really flourish when we get enough people vaccinated to return to some semblance of normal. 
 

And finally we welcome Lila Corwin Berman, a professor of American Jewish history at Temple University, to discuss how the very definition of anti-semitism has become polarized because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--and why some scholars are trying to push back on a controversial but widely-cited definition.

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