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Woke Walkers

Is journalism the deadest industry going? Are the heroic but fake tales from Democratic presidential contenders providing a lot of comedic material? Is the phrase “bi-partisan consensus” the most frightening phrase in D.C.? Research fellow at the Cato Institute, PJ O’Rourke joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Performative Hysteria

Is there any end in sight for the deeply destructive “cancel culture” in our society? Are Twitter searches of minors the new journalistic standard? Has Twitter become one giant group therapy session? Roving correspondent for National Review, Kevin Williamson joins Dan and Amy to discuss his new book, “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics."

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Twitter Isn’t Real Life

Civility may be dying in politics but is it that big of a problem in the real world? Are we undoing decades of progress when people start becoming afraid to express their political beliefs? Will the decline of local newspapers leave local governments unchecked? Washington Examiner reporter, Salena Zito joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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What Is Going On In Portland?

Antifa, “a courageous group of Americans” as Joe Biden calls them, attacked a journalist this weekend that left him in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage. Where are the cries against an attack on a journalist from the other Democratic presidential hopefuls? Spectator USA Life and Arts Editor, Dominic Green joins Dan and Amy to discuss the ruthless attack on journalist Andy Ngo while attending an Antifa protest.

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The Humanity And Decency Of Bush 41

What are the stark differences between the way the Bush 41 treated his secret service detail compared to the Clintons or Al Gore? Politics aside, is it hard to argue against the legacy of Bush 41's humanity and decency as a leader? How have the media standards changed since his presidency compared to the scam artists posing as journalists today? New York Times bestselling author, Ronald Kessler joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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FBI And DOJ Spying On Journalists

Does the media pick and choose the stories they report on to adhere to their critical narrative of Trump? Is there a media blackout on the Avenatti charges? Where’s the healthy skepticism across the board? Where are the civil liberties groups taking a principled stand against government abuses? Investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson joins Dan and Amy to discuss these topics and her suit against the FBI and DOJ.

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Double Standard In Journalism

Why do people accept the offensive and immature tweets from NYT Editorial Board Member Sarah Jeong but call out Trump’s tweets daily? Is there a double standard regarding freedom of speech? Is the change in American journalism a turn for the better or the start of the end? Has the new culture of opinionated journalism allowed for the abuse of the #MeToo movement? Investigative Journalist, Sharyl Attkisson joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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James O’Keefe On Exposing Media Bias

Do journalists still have the courage to expose and unmask the truth? Do Americans know they are being lied to by the media? What will it take to put an end to the propaganda? Founder of Project Veritas and author of “Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy,” James O’Keefe joins Dan and Amy to discuss his upcoming appearance in Chicago sponsored by the Heartland Institute.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Loss is Liberty's Gain

Stacy Washington, former St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist resigned after being suspended for defending the NRA. What reason did the paper give? If a columnist takes a position does that automatically make them an unpaid advocate? Washington joins Dan and Amy to tell her story and for a fiery discussion on the current state of journalism.

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Journalism Is Authentically Better Than Ever

Despite what some conservatives claim, journalism is not only not dead, it’s better than ever.

The charge of “fake news” whether from the left or the right is the verbal equivalent of a white flag on the battlefield of ideas.

The person leveling that charge is almost invariably saying that they cannot defend their underlying position on the merits and thus are using this dismissive phrase to cover their retreat.

In fact, news is more authentic than ever.

But what about the open hostility and manifest bias of the DC press corps?

Would you rather the hostility and bias that has pervaded the DC press corps for generations preceding Trump continue to be covered by a patina of false congeniality and ersatz objectivity?

In a recent article in The New Republic, allegedly the thinking liberal’s outlet, Leah Finnegan calls on the media to be the true opposition party to POTUS. Schumer and Pelosi aren’t hard core enough.

To that conservatives should say, thank you, Ms. Finnegan.

Conservatives have long understood the Beltway media to be the opposition party. The fact The New Republic and other leftist outlets are stripping away their pretense of neutrality is conceding conservatives’ point.

That’s called victory. And there’s nothing fake about it.

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