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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.

June 4, 2021

Inside the right-wing smear machine targeting Black Lives Matter

This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at a new study that helps explain how disinformation spreads so much faster and further than real news. 
 
Then we're joined by Heather "Digby" Parton to talk about how the Democrats don't seem to have the sense of urgency about safeguarding American democracy that this moment calls for. 
 
And then The Intercept's Robert Mackey talks about his investigation into "The Riot Squad," an informal group of videographers who feed the right-wing media out-of-context and often selectively edited video to smear the overwhelmingly peaceful Movement for Black Lives as a violent threat.
 
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Mindless Drug Hoover: "The Reefer Song"
Dan and Dan: "The Daily Mail Song"
Bill Bailey: "I'm Going To Kill You So I Can Ignore You In Heaven"
 

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