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Apple News Today
What's driving the extreme weather on the West Coast

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 8:19


USA Today reports on the furious storm unleashed from a “bomb cyclone” slamming the West Coast, bringing fierce winds and hazardous flooding. NBC Los Angeles explains how an “atmospheric river” is also drenching California and the Pacific Northwest with rain. Reuters reports that top political leaders in Sudan have been detained in an apparent coup. A leaked U.S. government report documents how people with medical conditions and disabilities were forced into the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. BuzzFeed News has the story. The Guardian reports on an analysis that finds only 14% of the COVID-vaccine doses promised to the poorest nations by wealthy ones have been delivered. The Washington Post looks into Pfizer’s contracts with countries and the difficulty of donating vaccines abroad. As Halloween approaches, Vox explains how concerns about ghosts can reduce a property’s value.

The Ezra Klein Show
How Big Tech benefits from the disinformation panic

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 58:23


Sean Illing talks with Joe Bernstein of BuzzFeed News about online disinformation and what — if anything — can be done about it. They discuss the role of tech giants in the spread of propaganda, why it's been impossible for researchers to agree on what disinformation even is, and how the nature of both mass media and democracy means that disinformation is here to stay. Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein), Senior Reporter, BuzzFeed News References:  "Bad News: Selling the story of disinformation" by Joseph Bernstein (Harper's; Sept. 2021) "Civil Society Must Be Defended: Misinformation, Moral Panics, and Wars of Restoration" by Jack Bratich (Communication, Culture & Critique 13 (3); Sept. 2020) "The Priest in Politics: Father Charles E. Coughlin and the Presidential Election of 1936" by Philip A. Grant Jr. (Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia 101 (1); 1990) "Lying in Politics: Reflections on The Pentagon Papers" by Hannah Arendt (NYRB; Nov. 18, 1971) Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet by Tim Hwang (FSG Originals; 2020) "Does Instagram Harm Girls? No One Actually Knows" by Laurence Steinberg (New York Times; Oct. 10) The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement by Paul Matzko (Oxford; 2020) "What's so bad about scientism?" by Moti Mizrahi (Social Epistemology 31 (4); 2017) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

KERA's Think
His mom left the Phillippines for his sake–was it worth it?

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 32:52


An immigrant's dream of a better future is often weighed against the reality of struggle and setbacks. Albert Samaha, investigative journalist and inequality editor at BuzzFeed News and a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient, joins host Krys Boyd to tell the story of his family who left a middle-class life in the Philippines only to question whether leaving was the right decision after all. His book is called “Concepcion: An Immigrant Family's Fortunes.”

Impeachment Today
TikTok's #DumpsterDiving Trend Has Influencers Accusing Brands Of Being Wasteful

Impeachment Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 25:22


The author of Sex and the City doesn't love how the TV adaptation ended. Adele's new album includes a voicemail she left a friend during an anxiety attack. AND we're talking with Buzzfeed News' Tanya Chen about how TikTok's dumpster diving trend is forcing a reckoning over wasteful corporate policies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: The Backlash

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 19:54


Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at Buzzfeed News, give an immigration update, including Maria Hinojosa's reporting in Mississippi for Latino USA which followed up on the massive ICE workplace raid in 2019. They also talk about NFL coach Jon Gruden's resignation in light of emails revealing misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments. And, they debrief the controversy around Dave Chappelle's recent comedy special on Netflix.ITT Staff Picks: Be sure to listen to Latino USA's recent episode, where Maria Hinojosa and producer Reynaldo Leaños Jr. traveled back to Mississippi this year to follow up on their reporting about the massive immigration raid that took place in 2019.On the controversy surrounding former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, Jemele Hill writes that the NFL “will never fix its own corrosive, institutionalized racism without more fundamental change,” for The Atlantic. For GQ, poet and author Saeed Jones writes about the hurt and betrayal he felt on watching Dave Chappelle make transphobic and homophobic comments in his new Netflix special, “The Closer.”Photo credit: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

AHC Podcast
Alex Jones

AHC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 89:58


Conspiracy theories are no longer the conversation currency of weirdos and society's outer fringes. They've gone mainstream. And one of the people responsible for this is the subject of our latest show. Alex Jones started out as an oddball on Austin's Public Access Television but ended up being a national celebrity of sorts thanks to his never-ending fountain of bullshit. Is he just a harmless nutball that sincerely believes all the insanity that he peddles? Or is there something darker to his brand of “entertainment”? Listen in and find out as we dig deep for a clearer picture of the 21st century Carnival Barker.    670: Beware the jabberwock. This American Life. (2021, February 1). Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.thisamericanlife.org/670/transcript. Doyle, J. (2020, July 31). A chilling look at the worst man in America, Alex Jones of Infowars. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/article-a-chilling-look-at-the-worst-man-in-america-alex-jones-of-infowars/. Gill, R., Gill, R., Macon, A., Macon, A., Crain, Z., Crain, Z., Crumpton, T., Crumpton, T., Maddox, W., Hunter, G., & Rogers, T. (2019, March 20). The real story about why Alex Jones left Rockwall. D Magazine. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/03/the-real-story-about-why-alex-jones-left-rockwall/. Killelea, E. (2018, June 25). Alex Jones' mis-infowars: 7 bat-sh*t conspiracy theories. Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-lists/alex-jones-mis-infowars-7-bat-sht-conspiracy-theories-195468/. Leon, H. (2019, April 17). The alex jones origin story: On austin public access TV, his act was never an Act. Observer. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://observer.com/2019/04/alex-jones-austin-public-access-tv-origin-story/. Owens, J. (2019, December 5). I worked for Alex Jones. I regret it. The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/magazine/alex-jones-infowars.html. Siemaszko, C. (2020, January 8). Infowars' Alex Jones is a 'performance artist,' his lawyer says in divorce hearing. NBCNews.com. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/not-fake-news-infowars-alex-jones-performance-artist-n747491. Tuckerhiggins. (2018, September 15). Alex Jones' 5 most disturbing and ridiculous conspiracy theories. CNBC. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/14/alex-jones-5-most-disturbing-ridiculous-conspiracy-theories.html. Warzel, C. (2018, August 16). Alex Jones will never stop being Alex Jones. BuzzFeed News. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/charliewarzel/alex-jones-will-never-stop-being-alex-jones. Wikimedia Foundation. (2021, October 3). Alex Jones. Wikipedia. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones. Wikimedia Foundation. (2021, October 8). Oklahoma City bombing. Wikipedia. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing. Williamson, E. (2019, March 29). How Alex Jones and Infowars helped a Florida man torment Sandy Hook Families. The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/us/politics/alex-jones-infowars-sandy-hook.html. Would you buy supplements from Alex Jones? The Counter. (2020, January 14). Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://thecounter.org/would-you-buy-supplements-from-alex-jones/. Zaitchik, A. (2018, June 25). Meet Alex Jones. Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/meet-alex-jones-175845/.   

The Big Story
How the rise and fall of Ozy illustrates what's wrong with digital media

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 23:03


Ozy was a digital publisher that claimed to have an audience of tens of millions. Had you ever heard of them before last week? Me neither. A New York Times expose began a flood of reporting that showed us all just how little most of us understand about ad fraud, digital media and the ecosystem that drives this multi-billion-dollar industry. From absurd claims, to impersonations, paid traffic and more, major brands stuck by Ozy and continued to invest with them. Why?GUEST: Craig Silverman, ProPublica, formerly of Buzzfeed News

Stateside from Michigan Radio
FBI Informants and Kidnapping Plot

Stateside from Michigan Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 22:31


Federal prosecutors and attorneys for an armed anti-government militia continue to lay groundwork for a trial set to take place next year. The group of mostly-Michigan men, the so-called Wolverine Watchmen, are accused of plotting last year to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The defense has indicated it will show jurors that the plot never would have happened, had FBI informants not drawn the militia members in. The defense has indicated it will show jurors that the plot never would have happened, had FBI informants not drawn the militia members in. Today, we talked with two Buzzfeed reporters about their investigation, which shines critical light on how the FBI investigated the plot, and the role confidential informants played in the case.  GUESTS:  Jessica Garrison, senior investigative editor for BuzzFeed News, based in San Francisco Ken Bensinger, investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News, based in Los Angeles Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside's theme music is by 14KT. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Digiday Podcast
HuffPost's Danielle Belton sees the editor-in-chief role as being ‘newsroom therapist'

The Digiday Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 40:52


When Danielle Belton started as HuffPost's editor-in-chief in April, she stepped into a newsroom that had spent a year in tumult. In addition to the trials of covering and living through the pandemic, the news outlet's staff had gone through a sale from Verizon Media to BuzzFeed that eventually led to 70 HuffPost employees being laid off. And all the while, the newsroom had been without a leader. “They went so long without an editor-in-chief. The fact that there was going to be one put into place and that they were going to have their own leader independent of BuzzFeed and BuzzFeed News meant a lot. I felt like the reaction I got was actually more warm than anything else. And one of relief,” Belton said in the latest episode of the Digiday Podcast, which was recorded live during the Digiday Publishing Summit on Sept. 27 in Miami. Of course, Belton's appointment alone wouldn't instantaneously alleviate all stress and anxiety among HuffPost's staff. That's why the former editor-in-chief of G/O Media's The Root sees her role as being the outlet's “newsroom therapist.” It's a role she has found herself playing since she started working in journalism and spent time roaming newsrooms where she has worked to check in with other staffers. “I used to tell my bosses, ‘You guys should just pay me to be the newsroom therapist. I can just talk to everybody all day and listen to their problems and help them figure out how to solve them and help them with their stories. And that's basically what I'm doing now. I'm the newsroom therapist,” Belton said. This episode is the final in a four-part series for the Digiday Podcast called “The Modern Newsroom Leader,” featuring editors-in-chief as they navigate new industry challenges including staffers dealing with burnout, unsteady financial businesses and prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices. Previous episodes featured The Cut's Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Vox's Swati Sharma, Houston Chronicle's Maria Reeve and Gawker's Leah Finnegan.

The Candid Frame: Conversations on Photography

Michael Sherwin is an artist currently based in the Appalachian mountains of northern West Virginia. From an early age, he found inspiration in the phenomena of the physical world and has spent most of this life exploring and seeking wild places, including nine years in the American West. Using the mediums of photography, video, and installation, his work reflects on the experience of observing nature through the lenses of science and popular culture.  He has won numerous grants and awards for his work and has exhibited widely, including recent shows at the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV, Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, WV, Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA, CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. Reviews and features of his work have been publicized in The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, Art Papers Magazine, Oxford American Magazine, Prism Magazine, Medium's Vantage, and National Public Radio.  He has lectured extensively about his work at numerous universities and conferences across the nation. Sherwin earned an MFA from the University of Oregon in 2004, and a BFA from The Ohio State University in 1999. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Art in the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University.  He is also an active and participating member of the Society for Photographic Education and the lead instructor for WVU's Jackson Hole Photography Workshop.   Websites   Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Lensrentals.com Curious Society   Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .  

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: The Congress Mess

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 19:29


Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at Buzzfeed News, talk about the latest in Congress, including Thursday's vote to temporarily stop a government shutdown, and the infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills. They hear from Representative Jamaal Bowman, of New York's 16th Congressional District, about the frustrating delay in passing immigration reform. And, they discuss the impact of vaccine mandates on the NBA. ITT Staff Picks:Stephen Crockett Jr. writes about how Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are loving the attention that comes with being the roadblock to the Democratic agenda in this piece for The Root. “Republicans think that by voting against the debt ceiling hike, they're showing that Democrats are responsible for the debt. But they're really demonstrating that the security of the United States depends on Democratic control of Congress,” writes William Saletan in this piece for Slate. “But if the league's unvaccinated players are going to use their proverbial microphone to showcase their own lack of information—and potentially threaten their team's ability to compete—then high-profile players should use their own platform to call out their teammates,” writes Jemele Hill in this piece for The Atlantic. Photo credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Techdirt
The Misinformation About Disinformation

Techdirt

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 41:44


Disinformation continues to be a major topic of discussion across many fields, but a lot of what people believe about the subject is... questionable at best. One of the more thoughtful writers on the subject is Joe Bernstein from Buzzfeed News, whose recent cover story in Harper's brings a very different and valuable perspective to the debate. This week, he joins us on the podcast to discuss the glut of misconceptions and misinformation about disinformation. Harper's Article: https://harpers.org/archive/2021/09/bad-news-selling-the-story-of-disinformation/ Additionally, as we recently announced, we'll be celebrating our upcoming 300th episode of the podcast with a live stream featuring the return of the original co-hosts Dennis Yang and Hersh Reddy, including (hopefully, barring technical issues) the ability for viewers who back our Patreon to call in live and ask questions. The stream will happen on Thursday, September 30th at 1pm PT/4pm ET — stay tuned for more details on how you can watch the stream, and be sure to back our Patreon if you want a chance to call in! Live Stream Details: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210928/07392347648/this-thursday-watch-techdirt-podcast-live-become-patreon-backer-to-call-with-questions.shtml Techdirt Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/techdirt

Latino USA
Cross-Border Abortion Care

Latino USA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 38:24


In this episode of In The Thick, Maria and  Maria and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, are joined by Lina-Maria Murillo, assistant professor of gender, women's and sexuality studies, and history, at the University of Iowa, and Veronica Martinez, journalist covering gender and immigration, for a conversation about reproductive justice. They unpack the latest on the Texas abortion ban and Mexico's Supreme Court ruling that decriminalizes abortion, and also get into how people historically have crossed these borders for abortion care. To subscribe to In The Thick, click here.

In The Thick
ITT Sound Off: Not a Humane System

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 22:24


In this week's sound off, Maria and Julio dive deep into the violent border enforcement we witnessed in Del Rio, Texas where thousands of Haitian refugees were being held and turned away. They discuss the horrifying images of Border Patrol agents attacking Haitian immigrants and the media's responsibility to push back against the Biden administration's narrative.ITT Staff Picks: Felipe De La Hoz writes about flaws and gaps in how we talk about asylum seekers: “Many seem to think that the president still has the option, the duty, to violate domestic and international law and shut down asylum,” in this March piece for The Baffler. Patrice Lawrence, executive director of the UndocuBlack Network, writes “The Biden administration could have made a strong statement in favor of due process and dignity by allowing for an orderly asylum process. Instead, it has opted for mass expulsions of vulnerable people,” in this op-ed for CNN. Hamed Aleaziz spoke with 20 government officials at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, about the Biden administration's approach to immigration policy, via Buzzfeed News. Photo credit: AP Photo/Fernando Llano See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Impeachment Today
TikTokers Investigating Gabby Petito May Have Done More Harm Than Good

Impeachment Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 23:37


The voice cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie has been announced and people have a lot of thoughts. Two hosts of The View had to step away from an interview with Kamala Harris after being diagnosed with COVID-19. And we speak with Buzzfeed News' Tanya Chen about the Gabby Petito case and the internet's unhealthy obsession with true crime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Brian Lehrer Show
Haitian Immigrants, Fleeing Crisis, Converge at the US-Mexico Border

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 32:08


As Haiti's political crisis unravels, tens of thousands fleeing violence at home have camped out at the border community of Del Rio, Texas. Adolfo Flores, national security correspondent for immigration at BuzzFeed News, and Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times correspondent, bring

Apple News Today
Why the U.S. is deporting Haitians from the Mexico border

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 7:12


The Biden administration is deporting Haitian migrants from the U.S.–Mexico border after thousands gathered in a makeshift camp under a bridge. The Miami Herald has the details. The Pentagon has apologized for a drone strike in Afghanistan that killed 10 civilians. Families tell NBC News the U.S. should pay reparations and relocate them out of the country. A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals widespread problems with conservatorships and potential for harm to vulnerable people. Calls for reform have grown as Britney Spears’s court battle has highlighted the issue. The Emmys were dominated by The Crown, Ted Lasso, and The Queen’s Gambit. Apple News editors highlight the best coverage of the moments, the clothes, the jokes, and more.

SH!TPOST
Big Disinfo (9/16/21) ft/ Joe Bernstein

SH!TPOST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 41:54


Joseph Bernstein is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News. He joins SH!TPOST this week to discuss the overly simplistic story of online disinformation that many American audiences have been sold. Joe encourages those interested in understanding online disinformation to pause and recognize several fundamental issues with the way some of our current conversations have been framed. These flaws, he argues, are not an end-all to the study of disinformation; rather, he hopes that addressing them will produce better work that contributes to stronger public knowledge.Follow Joe Bernstein on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BernsteinRead his essay on this topic at Harper’s: Bad News: Selling the story of disinformation (https://harpers.org/archive/2021/09/bad-news-selling-the-story-of-disinformation/) This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at shtpost.substack.com/subscribe

In The Thick
Cross-Border Abortion Care

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 37:32


Maria and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, are joined by Lina-Maria Murillo, assistant professor of gender, women's and sexuality studies, and history, at the University of Iowa, and Veronica Martinez, journalist covering gender and immigration, for a conversation about reproductive justice. They unpack the latest on the Texas abortion ban and Mexico's Supreme Court ruling that decriminalizes abortion, and also get into how people historically have crossed these borders for abortion care.ITT Staff Picks: For the Washington Post, Lina-Maria Murillo writes about the history of abortion bans and flights: “No matter what antiabortion crusaders try, pregnant people will always find ways to have abortions — and networks that go beyond borders have long helped them navigate treatment options.”The Texas abortion ban will heavily affect immigrant, Black, poor women of color and Texans with disabilities, report Jolie McCullough and Neelam Bohra, for The Texas Tribune. Veronica Martinez reports about Mexico and Texas' recent actions on abortion and how this will affect women on either side of the border, for El Paso Matters.Photo credit: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1441 There is Nothing New About Right-Wing Extremist Violence

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 68:54


Air Date 9/11/2021 Today we dig through the archives to give deeper context to the current wave of right-wing extremists threatening violence against the government, our election system, mask and vaccine COVID measures and anyone not agreeing with their conspiratorial worldview. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: BestOfTheLeft.com/Descript CHECK OUT OUR FANCY PRODUCTION SOFTWARE! BestOfTheLeft.com/Advertise Sponsor the show! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Killing By Numbers: The history of April 19th and 20th - On The Media - Air Date 8-24-10 From Hitler's birth to the killings at Waco, Columbine and Oklahoma City, each event echoes or evokes the anniversary of the last. Ch. 2: Gun marches - The Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 4-24-10 Reporting from 2010 on the anti-government, armed rallies in and around Washington, DC Ch. 3: The Michigan Kidnapping Plot And Whats Fueling Right Wing Extremism - Consider This - Air Date 10-9-20 The FBI announced Thursday that it had thwarted a plan by far-right militia members to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and charged six men in relation to the plot. The plot began as talk on social media sites. Ch. 4: Proud Boys & Far-Right Groups Tied to Jan. 6 Attack Reporters & Others at Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax Rally - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-23-21 As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, anti-mask and anti-vaccine protests are continuing nationwide, with some turning violent. In a shocking story out of California, at least one person was stabbed and two journalists were attacked. Ch. 5: MAGA Republican Threatens Bloodshed If Elections Stay Rigged - The David Pakman Show - Air Date 9-1-21 Radical Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn threatens "bloodshed" if elections remain "rigged" Ch. 6: As GOP stays at war against elections, elections officials suffer threats, harassment - Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 9-8-21 A rundown of recent right-wing would-be Capitol Bombers. Ch. 7: Spencer Ackerman on How the U.S. War on Terror Fueled and Excused Right-Wing Extremism at Home - Democracy Now! - Air Date 9-6-21 In an extended conversation with Spencer Ackerman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter, he examines the connection he sees between the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States and the so-called war on terror. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: How The FBI Got Inside The Hutaree Militia - All Things Considered - Air Date 4-24-10 Ch. 9: The Truth Behind The Alleged Michigan Kidnapping Case - All In with Chris Hayes - Air Date 7-22-21 According to the FBI, a group of men in Michigan hatched a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year. But a Buzzfeed News investigative report has revealed new details—particularly the role that FBI informants played in it. VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: The downsides of term limits - Jonathan from NY Ch. 11: Term Limits, congressional pay and corruption - Nick from California FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 12: Final comments on term limits and congressional pay MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr  Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: The U.S. Capitol building dome is outlined by a wooden gallows and a noose, which was erected on January 6th on the lawn of the Capitol by right-wing insurrectionists on January 6th, 2021. Credit: "Gallows V" by Tyler Merbler, Flickr | License | Changes: Slightly cropped   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com

Slate Daily Feed
Slate Money: Porn and Propaganda

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 52:06


Joseph Bernstein of Buzzfeed News joins to talk about his Harper's cover story on antidisinformation, the big OnlyFans porn debacle, and the rise of shoplifted items being sold on Amazon.    In the Plus segment: Renaissance Technologies. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Money
Porn and Propaganda

Slate Money

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 52:06


Joseph Bernstein of Buzzfeed News joins to talk about his Harper's cover story on antidisinformation, the big OnlyFans porn debacle, and the rise of shoplifted items being sold on Amazon.    In the Plus segment: Renaissance Technologies. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Lawfare Podcast
The Disinformation Industrial Complex

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 53:36


This week on our Arbiters of Truth series on our online information ecosystem, we're going to be talking about … disinformation! What else? It's everywhere. It's ruining society. It's the subject of endless academic articles, news reports, opinion columns, and, well, podcasts. Welcome to what BuzzFeed News reporter Joe Bernstein has termed “Big Disinformation.” In a provocative essay in the September issue of Harper's Magazine, he argues that anxiety over bad information has become a cultural juggernaut that draws in far more attention and funding than the problem really merits—and that the intellectual foundations of that juggernaut are, to a large extent, built on sand. Joe joined Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic to discuss his article and the response to it among researchers and reporters who work in the field. Joe explained his argument and described what it feels like to be unexpectedly cited by Facebook PR. What led him to essentially drop a bomb into an entire discipline? What does his critique mean for how we think about the role of platforms in American society right now? And … is he right?Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

KERA's Think
Don't Blame The Bots For Fake News

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 29:54


We point to big tech and algorithms as the source of disinformation, but the real source of the problem is much more human. BuzzFeed News senior reporter Joseph Bernstein joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why it's difficult to root out false information and break information silos, and about how the history of targeted ads reaches back well beyond the internet age. His article in Harper's Magazine is headlined “Bad News.”

Congressional Dish
CD237: Hunting Domestic Terrorists

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 118:59


Executive producer Robyn Thirkill Instagram:@Flossies_Farmstead LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robyn-thirkill-701689212/ Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD236: January 6: The Capitol Riot CD235: The Safe Haven of Sanctions Evaders CD228: The Second Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump CD224: Social Media Censorship Domestic Terrorism Policy and Strategy U.S. Department of Homeland Security. August 13, 2021. “National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin”. U.S. National Security Council. June 2021. National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. The White House. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. May 11, 2021. “DHS Creates New Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships and Additional Efforts to Comprehensively Combat Domestic Violent Extremism”. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. September 19, 2019. "Fusion Centers." "John D. Cohen: Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security." No date. U.S. House of Representatives Document Repository. John Cohen LinkedIn profile U.S. Department of Defense Security Cooperation Agency. No date. "Humanitarian Assistance". Perspectives on the "Domestic War on Terror" Branko Marcetic. July 28, 2021. “The FBI's Domestic 'War on Terror' Is an Authoritarian Power Grab.” Jacobin. Ken Bensinger and Jessica Garrison. July 20, 2021. "Watching the Watchmen." BuzzFeed News. Harsha Panduranga. June 21, 2021. “Why Biden's Strategy for Preventing Domestic Terrorism Could Do More Harm Than Good.” Los Angeles Times. Glenn Greenwald. June 2, 2021. “The New Domestic War on Terror Has Already Begun -- Even Without the New Laws Biden Wants.” Glenn Greenwald Substack. Faiza Patel. February 16, 2021. "We Don't Need More Terrorism Laws After the Capitol Riot. Just Look At Our 9/11 Mistakes." Brennan Center for Justice. January 6 Capitol Riot Aftermath Natalia Gurevich. August 24, 2021. “After Jan. 6 attack, US Capitol Police choose San Francisco for new field office.” KCBS Radio. Barbara Sprunt. July 27, 2021. “Here Are The 9 Lawmakers Investigating The Jan. 6 Capitol Attack.” NPR. Glenn Greenwald. July 8, 2021. "The Capitol Police, Armed With $2 Billion in New Funding, Expanding Operations Outside of D.C." Glenn Greenwald Substack. United States Capitol Police. July 6, 2021. “After the Attack: The Future of the U.S. Capitol Police.” Lexi Lonas. June 30, 2021. "Nearly 70 House lawmakers ask leadership to reimburse National Guard for Jan. 6 response.” The Hill. Jacob Pramuk. May 20, 2021. "House passes $1.9 billion Capitol security bill that faces Senate roadblocks." CNBC. Corporate and Government Partnerships Rachael Levy. August 15, 2021. “Homeland Security Considers Outside Firms to Analyze Social Media After Jan. 6 Failure." Anti-Defamation League. July 26, 2021. “PayPal Partners with ADL to Fight Extremism and Protect Marginalized Communities.” Danny O'Brien and Rainey Reitman. December 14, 2020. “Visa and Mastercard are Trying to Dictate What You Can Watch on Pornhub.” Electronic Frontier Foundation. Gillian Friedman. December 10, 2020. “Mastercard and Visa stop allowing their cards to be used on Pornhub.” New York Times. Shannon Souza. October 12, 2020. “Credit and Debit Card Market Share by Network and Issuer.” The Ascent: A Motley Fool Service. New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Christchurch Call. “Anti-Defamation League.” Last edited March 30, 2012. SourceWatch. Valens Global. "Who We Are." Laws H.R. 3237: Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (Capitol Police Funding) Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Status: Signed into law, 2021 May 20 House Vote Breakdown Congressional Budget Office Score Law Outline TITLE I: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Emergency funding appropriated... $600 million for the National Guard $500 million for the "Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid" account TITLE II: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Emergency funding appropriated... $25 million for Refugee and Entrant Assistance for Afghans TITLE III: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Emergency funding appropriated... $11.6 million for the House of Representatives for coronavirus related expenses. $ 8 million for the Senate Sergeant at Arms for coronavirus related expenses $346 thousand for the families of late members of Congress Ronald Wright and Alcee Hastings. CAPITOL POLICE Emergency funding appropriated... $37.5 million for "Salaries" account for January 6 related expenses $3.6 million is for retention bonuses $6.9 million for hazard pay $1.4 million for a wellness program for the Capitol Police officers $33 million for "General Expenses" account for January 6 related expenses At least $5 million must be spent on "reimbursable agreements with State and local law enforcement agencies" At least $4.8 million for protective details for Congress $2.6 million for physical protection barriers and other civil disturbance unit equipment $2.5 million to the US Marshalls Service for providing counseling to Capitol Police officers. $800,000 for coronavirus expenses $35.4 million for mutual aid and training $9 million for payments to other local law enforcement partners who responded on January 6 Leaves $25 million for Capitol Police training ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL Emergency funding appropriated... $22 million for coronavirus expenses CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS AND SECURITY Emergency funding appropriated to the Capitol Police and Architect of the Capitol Police... $300 million to repair January 6th damage $281 million for windows, doors, and enhances physical security $17 million for security cameras GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 310: No Permanent Fencing No funds now or in the future can be used to install "permanent, above ground fencing around the perimeter, or any portion thereof, of the United States Capitol Grounds. TITLE IV: BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE Emergency funding appropriated... $100 million for "humanitarian needs in Afghanistan and to assist Afghan refugees" $500 million for the "United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund" GENERAL PROVISIONS Extension and Modification of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program (See episode CD238) TITLE V: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE Emergency funding appropriated... $1.1 million for reimbursements for protecting Joe Biden between his election and inauguration USA PATRIOT Act Sponsor: James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) Status: Signed into law, 2001 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). August 24, 2021. “FinCEN's 314(a) Fact Sheet.” United States Department of the Treasury. FinCEN. December 2020. “314(b) Fact Sheet.” United States Department of the Treasury. United States Department of the Treasury. February 10, 2011. "Fact Sheet: Overview of Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act" Douglas N. Greenburg, John Roth, and Katherine A. Sawyer. June 2007. “Special Measures Under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act.” Review of Banking and Financial Services Bills S. 1896: Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act Sponsor: Doris Matsui (D-CA) Status: Introduced, May 28, 2021 S. 937: COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Sponsor: Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Status: Enacted, March 23, 2021 H.Res. 272: Calling for the designation of Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization Sponsor: Lauren Boebert (R-CO) Status: Introduced to the House, March 26, 2021 S. 963: Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes Prevention Act Sponsor: Richard Durbin (D-IL) Status: Sent to the Senate for consideration March 25, 2021 S. 964: Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 Sponsor: Richard Durbin (D-IL) Status: Introduced, March 24, 2021 H.R. 657: District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act Sponsor: Eleanor Norton (D-DC) Status: Introduced, February 1, 2021 S. 130: District of Columbia National Guard Home Rule Act Sponsor: Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Status: Introduced January 28, 2021 H.R. 350: Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 Sponsor: Brad Schneider (D-IL) Status: Introduced January 19, 2021 H.R. 4192: Confronting the Threat of Domestic Terrorism Act Sponsor: Adam Schiff (D-CA) Status: Died in 116th Congress The Hearings Resources and Authorities Needed to Protect and Secure the Homeland Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs July 27, 2021 Testimony heard from Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security 37:00 DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: Domestic terrorism is the most lethal and persistent terrorism related threat to the United States today. That is why we are requesting $131 million to support innovative methods to prevent domestic terrorism, while respecting privacy, civil rights and civil liberties. 2:27:00 Sen. Jon Ossoff (GA): According to DHS, FBI data from 2015 to 2019, 65 Americans were tragically killed in domestic terrorist attacks. And I want to put that in context by referring to CDC homicide data over the same period of 2015 to 2019. 94,636 Americans killed by homicide over that same period. 2:27:15 Sen. Jon Ossoff (GA): What leads you to the conclusion that the level of threat from domestic violent extremists and the level of threat posed by potential domestic terrorists has risen to the extent that it justifies this bureaucratic focus and this budgetary focus you've requested, for example, resources to establish a new dedicated domestic terrorism branch within DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis. 2:28:00 DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: What we see is an increasing amount of social media traffic that is based on ideologies of hate, and extremism, false narratives, and an increasing connectivity to violence - intention to commit violent acts. And so that is what causes us to conclude that this is the greatest terrorist related threat that we face in our homeland today. 2:28:15 DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: What we seek to do is more effectively disseminate what we learn about those trends - mindful of rights of privacy and civil rights and civil liberties - disseminate that information to our state, local, tribal, territorial partners on the one hand, and importantly, to equip local communities, to empower them to address the threat in their own neighborhoods. Terrorism and Digital Financing: How Technology is Changing the Threat House Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism July 22, 2021 Testimony was heard from the following Department of Homeland Security officials: Stephanie Dobitsch, Deputy Undersecretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis Previously served as former Vice President Mike Pence's special adviser for the Middle East and North Africa Jeremy Sheridan, Assistant Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. Secret Service; and John Eisert, Assistant Director, Investigative Programs, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 3:15 Rep. Elise Slotkin (MI): Some of the online platforms and online tech allow easy access for thousands, if not millions of users to donate money through online campaigns. For example, crowdfunding through PayPal, GoFundMe, and Amazon have become popular ways in recent years for extremist groups to raise money. To put this in context, according to the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, from about 2005 to 2015, just about every extremist group they tracked featured a PayPal button on their website. Now, even though PayPal and other payment processing platforms became aware of the issue and began to ban extremists from their flat platforms, which is a great first step, these groups have persevered and maintained a strong online presence. 5:00 Rep. Elise Slotkin (MI): But just as nefarious groups have changed their fundraising tactics after crackdowns by payment processors like PayPal, when law enforcement begins following and cracking down on illicit Bitcoin use, terrorist fundraisers advise supporters to use other cryptocurrencies to avoid detection. This was the case of a pro ISIS website that requested its supporters send money via Monero, another cryptocurrency instead of Bitcoin because of its privacy and safety features. 6:00 Rep. Elise Slotkin (MI): But we know we have an uphill battle. Our subcommittee really stands ready to help the department with what you need. If you need changes to legislation, if you need resources, we want to hear more from you, not less. 56:55 Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ): I hear the phrase that it enables the democratization of currency. And every time someone says we're democratizing something, it kind of ends the conversation. That's sort of good. I don't really understand what that means in this context. I think it's an abstraction, whereas ransomware attacks are not an abstraction. They're hurting people, every single day. So I'm not sure if I see it. And I think we do need to expand this conversation to ask that fundamental question, whether the challenges that you are facing - that we are asking you to deal with - in protecting us against all of these social ills, are challenges that are necessary, inescapable and inevitable. And I think we have to ask, what is the good? What is the positive social value of this phenomenon that is also creating all of this harm? And you know, I think when you look at the history of how we built modern economies in the United States and around the world, we started three or 400 years ago with multiple currencies that were unregulated and not controlled by governments and in every modern economy, we built what we have today when government decided no, we're going to have one currency that is issued and regulated by government. And I think I could ask you - we don't have time - how we can better regulate cryptocurrency, but I think if we regulated it, it wouldn't be crypto anymore. And so what would be the point? So I come back to the question, should this be allowed? Thank you. I yield back. Examining the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, Part II Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Committee on Rules and Administration March 3, 2021 Hearing on C-SPAN Day II, Part I Hearing on C-SPAN Day II, Part II Testimony was heard from: Robert Salesses, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense and Global Security at the U.S. Department of Defense Major General William Walker, Commanding General of the DC National Guard Jill Sanborn, Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice 06:42 Sen. Gary Peters (MI): But the January 6 attack must mark a turning point. There can be no question that the domestic terrorist threat and concluding violence driven by white supremacy and anti-government groups is the gravest terrorist threat to our homeland security. Moving forward, the FBI, which is tasked with leading our counterterrorism efforts, and the Department of Homeland Security, which ensures that state and local law enforcement understands the threats that American communities face must address this deadly threat with the same focus and resources and analytical rigor that they apply to foreign threats such as ISIS and Al Qaeda. State and Local Responses to Domestic Terrorism: The Attack on the U.S. Capitol and Beyond House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism March 24, 2021 Testimony was heard from: Dana Nessel, Attorney General, Michigan Aaron Ford, Attorney General, Nevada John Chisholm, District Attorney, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 07:19 Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI): The post 9/11 era of security where the threats come from abroad is over. In the 20 years of the post 9/11 era, they came to an end on January 6th, the new reality is that we have to come to terms with is that it's our extremists here at home, seeking to explain internal divisions that pose the greatest threat. Dollars Against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of Insurrection House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy February 25, 2021 Testimony was heard from: Iman Boukadoum, Senior Manager, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Lecia Brooks, Executive Director, Southern Poverty Law Center Daniel Glaser Global Head Jurisdictional Services and Head of Washington, DC Office at K2 Integrity Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Board member at the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority Former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury Daniel Rogers Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Global Disinformation Index Daveed Gertenstein-Ross, CEO of Valens Global 03:28 Rep. Jim Himes (CT): In the wake of the attacks of September 11th, we recast the entire federal government and worked feverishly to defund terrorist streams. To effectively disrupt domestic extremist groups, we need to better understand their financing. 23:11 Daniel Glaser: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to talk about how the US government can employ similar tools and strategies against white nationalists and other domestic terrorist groups as it has employed against global jihadist groups over the past two decades. 27:42 Daniel Glaser: Potential measures in Treasury's toolbox include the issuance of guidance to financial institutions on financial type policies, methodologies and red flags, the establishment of public private partnerships, the use of information sharing authorities, and the use of geographic targeting orders. Taken together these measures will strengthen the ability of financial institutions to identify, report and impede the financial activity of domestic extremist groups and will ensure that the US financial system is a hostile environment for these groups. 30:10 Daniel Rogers: These groups leverage the Internet as a primary means of disseminating their toxic ideologies and soliciting funds. One only needs to search Amazon or Etsy for the term q anon to uncover shirts, hats, mugs, books and other paraphernalia that both monetize and further popularize the domestic violent extremist threat. Images from that fateful day last month are rife with sweatshirts that say, Camp Auschwitz that until recently were for sale on websites like Teespring and cafe press. As we speak at least 24 individuals indicted for their role in the January 6 insurrection, including eight members of the proud boys have used crowdfunding site gifts and go to raise nearly a quarter million dollars in donations. And it's not just about the money. This merchandise acts as a sort of team jersey that helps these groups recruit new members and foment further hatred towards their targets. We analyze the digital footprints of 73 groups across 60 websites, and 225 social media accounts and their use of 54 different online fundraising mechanisms, including 47 payment platforms and five different cryptocurrencies, ultimately finding 191 instances of hate groups using online fundraising services to support their activities. The funding mechanisms included both primary platforms like Amazon, intermediary platforms, such as Stripe or Shopify crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, payments facilitators like PayPal, monetized content streaming services, such as YouTube, super chats, and cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. All of these payment mechanisms were linked to websites or social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, telegram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, gab, picshoot and others. The sheer number of companies I just mentioned, is the first clue to the scale and the scope of the problem. 43:25 Rep. Jim Himes (CT): Mr. Glaser, you you, though suggested something new that I'd like to give you a maybe 30 seconds, 42 seconds I have left to elaborate on you said you were taught you were hopeful for sanctions like authorities against domestic actors. You did nod to constitutional civil liberties concerns. But give us another 30 seconds on exactly what you mean. And perhaps most importantly, what sort of fourth amendment overlay should accompany such authority? 43:52 Daniel Glaser: Well, thank you, thank you for the question. The fact is, the Treasury Department really does not have a lot of authority to go after purely domestic groups in the way that it goes after global terrorist organizations that simply doesn't have that authority. You could imagine an authority that does allow for the designation of domestic organizations, it would have to take into account that, the constitutional restrictions. When you look when you read the a lot of the court decisions, there's concerns could be addressed in the statute, there's concerns. A lot of the scrutiny is heightened because sanctions are usually accompanied with acid freezes. But you could imagine sanctions that don't involve asset freezes that involve transaction bounds that involve regulatory type of requirements that you see in Section 311 of the Patriot Act. So there's a variety of ways that both the due process standards could be raised from what we see in the global context. 48:21 Rep. French Hill (AZ): On 314 in the Patriot Act, is that a place where we could, in a protected appropriate way make a change that relates to this domestic issue? Or is that, in your view, too challenging? Daveed Gertenstein-Ross: No, I think it's a place where you could definitely make a change. The 314-A process allows an investigator to canvass financial institutions for potential lead information that might otherwise never be uncovered. It's designed to allow disparate pieces of information to be identified, centralized and evaluated. So when law enforcement submits a request to FinCEN, to get information from financial institutions, it has to submit a written certification that each individual or entity about which the information is sought is engaged in or reasonably suspected of engaging in terrorist activity or money laundering. I think that in some cases 314-A, may already be usable, but I think it's worth looking at the 314-A process to see if in this particular context, when you're looking at domestic violent extremism, as opposed to foreign terrorist organizations, there are some tweaks that would provide ability to get leads in this manner. 1:15:04 Iman Boukadoum: What we submit is that the material support for terrorism statute, as we know, there are two of them. There's one with an international Nexus that is required. And there's one that allows for investigating material support for terrorism, domestic terrorism, in particular, as defined in the patriot act with underlying statutes that allows for any crimes that take place within the United States that have no international nexus. And we believe that that second piece of material support for terrorism statute has been neglected and can be nicely used with the domestic terrorism definition as laid out in the Patriot Act. And we hope that statutory framework will be used to actually go after violent white nationalists and others. The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions (Part II) House Committee on Oversight and Reform June 15, 2021 Testimony was heard from: General Charles E. Flynn, Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific Lieutenant General Walter E. Piatt, Director of the Army Staff, U.S. Army Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 2:51:19 Chris Wray: Among the things that we've taken away from this experience are a few. One, as you heard me say in response to an earlier question, we need to develop better human sources, right, because if we can get better human sources, then we can better separate the wheat from the chaff in social media. Two, we need better data analytics. The volume, as you said, the volume of this stuff is, is just massive, and the ability to have the right tools to get through it and sift through it in a way that is, again, separating the wheat from the chaff is key. And then the third point that I would make is we are rapidly having to contend with the issue of encryption. So what I mean by that is, yes, there might be chatter on social media. But then what we have found and this is true in relation to January 6th, in spades, but it was also true over the summer in some of the violence that occurred there. Individuals will switch over to encrypted platforms for the really significant, really revealing communications. And so we've got to figure out a way to get into those communications or we're going to be constantly playing catch up in our effort to separate as I said, the wheat from the chaff on social media. 3:16:54 Chris Wray: As for social media, I think there's, there's it's understandable that there's a lot of confusion on this subject we do not we have very specific policies that Ben at the Department for a long time that govern our ability to use social media and when we have an authorized purpose and proper predication, there's a lot of things we can do on social media. And we do do and we aggressively do but what we can't do, what we can't do on social media is without proper predication, and an authorized purpose, just monitor, just in case on social media. Now, if the policies should be changed to reflect that, that might be one of the important lessons learned coming out of this whole experience. But that's not something that that currently the FBI has the either the authority or certainly the resources frankly, to do. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Passing Judgment
Legal Update re the Insurrection at the Capitol

Passing Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 26:38


Senior reporter for Buzzfeed News, Zoe Tillman, stops by Passing Judgment to update us on the cases against those involved in the insurrection at the Capitol. We talked about who has been charged, what charges are being brought, and what to look for in upcoming cases. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 2 – 08/20/2021

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 54:49


* Guest: Dr. Scott Bradley – To Preserve The Nation – FreedomsRisingSun.com. * A Buzzfeed News report revealed that Snopes co-founder David Mikkelson plagiarized 54 articles under three different bylines between 2015 and 2019. Mikkelson is still a 50% shareholder and an officer at Snopes. * Hunter Biden's laptop scandal raises serious question about Joe: Did he lie? - WND.com. * FBI was in possession of viral Hunter Biden video saying laptop stolen by Russians — and admitting it would be a security risk — as early as 2019 - theBlaze.com. * Houston Hospital 'hits breaking point' after firing 150 unvaccinated workers - Shortage comes amid flood of COVID patients - Art Moore, WND.com. * Hospital removed sick patients from transplant wait list after they refused to get the COVID vaccine. * New Zealand Outbreak Spreads to the Capital - Nationwide lockdown Continues! * Three Vaccinated Senators Test Positive for Covid - Several House members have announced they tested positive as well. * A new policy from President Biden will require all nursing home workers to be vaccinated against Covid. Facilities that fall short could be penalized or lose federal funding. * NAB Show will require COVID-19 vaccines! * Vaxxed Australian Official Victor Dominello Develops Bell's Palsy During Covid Press Conference. * Dr. Roger Hodkinson: "It's all been a pack of lies"!

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
8/13/21 Ken Bensinger on the Role of FBI Informants in the Michigan Kidnapping Plot

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 29:53


Scott talks to Ken Bensinger of Buzzfeed News about the role of FBI informants in the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Bensinger explains that informants played a heavy role in the militia group involved and helped motivate members to take violent action. Although none of the fifteen arrested was assisting the government, informants helped provide the group with training, were present for surveillance of Whitmer's property and were present during the storming of the Michigan Capitol on April 30th. Overall, Bensinger has trouble seeing how these events would have happened without the presence of government informants.  Discussed on the show: “Watching The Watchmen” (Buzzfeed News) “The Day Shall Come” (IMDb) Ken Bensinger is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News and the author of Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal. Follow him on Twitter @kenbensinger. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://youtu.be/U0bS77KNVYo  

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
8/13/21 Ken Bensinger on the Role of FBI Informants in the Michigan Kidnapping Plot

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 29:53


Scott talks to Ken Bensinger of Buzzfeed News about the role of FBI informants in the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Bensinger explains that informants played a heavy role in the militia group involved and helped motivate members to take violent action. Although none of the fifteen arrested was assisting the government, informants helped provide the group with training, were present for surveillance of Whitmer's property and were present during the storming of the Michigan Capitol on April 30th. Overall, Bensinger has trouble seeing how these events would have happened without the presence of government informants.  Discussed on the show: “Watching The Watchmen” (Buzzfeed News) “The Day Shall Come” (IMDb) Ken Bensinger is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News and the author of Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal. Follow him on Twitter @kenbensinger. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://youtu.be/U0bS77KNVYo

The Bill Press Pod
"In For a Long Haul." The Reporters' Roundtable-August 6

The Bill Press Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 49:36


Bipartisan Infrastructure Will Pass. Andrew Cuomo Alone. Eviction Ban Extended, For Now. Biden takes on January 6th and Covid Gets Real Again. With Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital, Addy Baird, Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News and John Bennett, Contributing Editor at CQ-Roll Call.Today, in the break, Bill honors the life of Richard Trumka who died this week at the age of 72. He was president of the AFL-CIO for nearly 12 years. He was a towering figure in the Labor Movement. He will be missed. More information at AFLCIO.orgSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apple News Today
States battle over back-to-school mask mandates

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 11:08


As the first day of school approaches, health officials and educators are figuring out how to bring students back for in-person learning without spreading the coronavirus. The Washington Post looks at four Florida school districts that are pushing back against Governor Ron DeSantis’s threat to withhold funding if they mandate mask-wearing. Parents and children who were separated at the southern border by the Trump administration are being reunited by a government task force. BuzzFeed News reports that the reunited families are struggling to get by financially and need resettlement assistance. Bloomberg Businessweek dives into the story behind a billionaire’s mission to grow genetically modified lungs in pigs for use in humans. NPR looks at how technologically advanced tracks have helped Olympic athletes compete better.Parents and children who were separated at the southern border are being reunited by a government task force. BuzzFeed News reports that the reunited families are struggling to get by financially and need resettlement assistance. Bloomberg Businessweek dives into the story behind a billionaire’s mission to grow genetically modified lungs in pigs for use in humans. NPR looks at how technologically advanced tracks have helped Olympic athletes compete better.

Apple News Today
Why top Democrats want Andrew Cuomo to resign

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 12:12


On Monday, a report from New York attorney general Letitia James found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed state employees. Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine joins the show to break down what the investigation tells us about powerful politicians and the apparatuses that protect them. Pandemic lockdowns saw many people who were recovering from drug addiction lose access to the treatment centers and in-person meetings they relied on. Peter Jamison of the Washington Post explains what this meant for a community in West Virginia. Bloomberg reports on President Biden’s new evictions moratorium, ordered on Tuesday. The measure gives renters in areas that have had "substantial or high” levels of coronavirus transmission an additional two months of relief. Many Black creators responsible for creating viral dances on TikTok have struggled to get proper credit. BuzzFeed News describes how some are moving to protect their intellectual property. In 1968, two American athletes raised their fists in a Black Power gesture during an Olympic medal ceremony in Mexico City. More than 50 years later, Time reports that Olympians have continued to find ways to include protests on the podium.

Reopening America
Biden Administration Pushing to Reform State Drug Laws and Cape Cod COVID Outbreak

Reopening America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 12:55


The Biden administration wants to reform state drug laws and focus on what's called “harm reduction,” which promotes safe drug use instead of abstinence and threats of jail time. The Office of National Drug Control Policy will be promoting draft model laws that supports harm reduction programs, increase treatment options, and reform criminal statutes. Dan Vergano, science reporter at BuzzFeed News, joins us for this and also how a Cape Cod Covid outbreak in mostly vaccinated people prompted the CDC to change its mask wearing guidance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Daily Dive
Biden Administration Pushing to Reform State Drug Laws and Cape Cod COVID Outbreak

The Daily Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 25:15


The Biden administration wants to reform state drug laws and focus on what's called “harm reduction,” which promotes safe drug use instead of abstinence and threats of jail time. The Office of National Drug Control Policy will be promoting draft model laws that supports harm reduction programs, increase treatment options, and reform criminal statutes. Dan Vergano, science reporter at BuzzFeed News, joins us for this and also how a Cape Cod Covid outbreak in mostly vaccinated people prompted the CDC to change its mask wearing guidance. Next, where will the future of booze take us? Spirits are currently going through a revolution where distillers are using new methods and applying them to classic and unfamiliar ingredients. Think of things like marigolds, pasilla peppers, coffee fruits and more. The trend is toward bigger flavors, weird fermentations and more sustainability. But one of the issues with all of these new, weird flavors is how to market them to those that might not be as adventurous as others. Adam Rogers, senior correspondent at Wired, joins us for more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

On the Media
Undercover and Over-Exposed

On the Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 53:32


This week, we consider whether information should ever be off-limits to journalists. It's a thorny ethical question raised by FBI informants, hacked sources and shockingly intimate personal data. Plus, why a conservative Catholic publication's outing of a gay priest has garnered criticism from all sides.  1. Ken Bensinger [@kenbensinger], investigative reporter for Buzzfeed News, on what new evidence surrounding the plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer says about the how the government defines, and attacks, domestic terrorism. Listen. 2. OTM reporter Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] and guest host Brandy Zadrozny [@BrandyZadrozny] examine whether or not it's possible to ethically use information from data breaches. Featuring: Kevin Collier [@kevincollier], cybersecurity and privacy reporter for NBC News, Kim Zetter [@KimZetter], senior staff reporter covering cybercrime for Wired, and Lorax Horne [@bbhorne], writer with Distributed Denial of Secrets. Listen. 3. Sara Morrison [@SaraMorrison], data and privacy reporter at Recode at Vox, discusses the dangers information for sale after a Catholic priest was outed by a newsletter that obtained his location data from an app. Listen.  4. Mike O'Loughlin [@MikeOLoughlin], national correspondent at Catholic media organization America, reflects on how new methods are stoking old fights in the Catholic Church. Listen.  

Peter B. Collins - Free News & Comment Feed
From the Archive: Trevor Aaronson Exposes Concocted FBI Sting Operations

Peter B. Collins - Free News & Comment Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 65:27


Buzzfeed News recently published a detailed investigation of the Wolverine Watchmen, a pro-Trump armed militia group in Michigan busted by the FBI in October 2020 for an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The report reveals another concocted sting operation by the FBI. This podcast reviews the history of FBI entrapment operations since 9/11. More info at peterbcollins.com

Stateside from Michigan Radio
FBI Informants and Kidnapping Plot

Stateside from Michigan Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 21:20


Federal prosecutors and attorneys for an armed anti-government militia continue to lay groundwork for a trial set for later this year. The group of mostly-Michigan men, the so-called Wolverine Watchmen, are accused of plotting last year to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The defense has indicated it will show jurors that the plot never would have happened, had FBI informants not drawn the militia members in. Today, two Buzzfeed reporters on their investigation, which shines critical light on how the FBI investigated the plot, and the role confidential informants played in the case.  GUESTS:  Jessica Garrison, senior investigative editor for BuzzFeed News, based in San Francisco Ken Bensinger, investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News, based in Los Angeles See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apple News Today
Officers share stories of lasting wounds from Capitol attack

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 10:18


Officers who defended the Capitol against rioters during the January 6 insurrection testify before a House select committee today. The Washington Post speaks with some of them about the mental and physical injuries they experienced. BuzzFeed News has an in-depth report into how the government handled a criminal conspiracy case that included an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor. It’s raising questions about the role of government informants in the case. Low-wage workers in America have been pushing for more pay and better benefits for years. Time reports that many of them are starting to win those fights. NBC Sports reports on surprising Olympic upsets in tennis and swimming. Plus, our interview with American swimming gold-medalist Lydia Jacoby.

Slate Daily Feed
What Next: Punishing the Capitol Rioters

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 27:41


Six months after the Capitol riot, plea deals from cases against the rioters have begun to trickle in. Will the courts be able to do what Congress couldn't, and insist on a shared version of events on January 6th?  Guest: Zoe Tillman, senior legal reporter at BuzzFeed News. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Next | Daily News and Analysis
Punishing the Capitol Rioters

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 27:41


Six months after the Capitol riot, plea deals from cases against the rioters have begun to trickle in. Will the courts be able to do what Congress couldn't, and insist on a shared version of events on January 6th?  Guest: Zoe Tillman, senior legal reporter at BuzzFeed News. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
What Next: Punishing the Capitol Rioters

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 27:41


Six months after the Capitol riot, plea deals from cases against the rioters have begun to trickle in. Will the courts be able to do what Congress couldn't, and insist on a shared version of events on January 6th?  Guest: Zoe Tillman, senior legal reporter at BuzzFeed News. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Congressional Dish
Thank You FinCEN Files

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 94:57


How did Jen miss the FinCEN files? In this bonus thank you episode, Jen adds some information to the sanctions topic that should have been in CD235, shares some clues that suggest that the Afghanistan withdrawal is a bunch of malarkey, and responds to lots of notes from producers. Thanks for supporting the show! Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Click here to contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Click here to support Congressional Dish for each episode via Patreon Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536 Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Recommended Podcasts The Rural Health Voice Podcast Virginia Rural Health Association Articles/Documents Article Directory: FinCEN Files, BuzzFeed News Twitter thread: The Biden administration is telling Facebook which posts it regards as "problematic" so that Facebook can remove them. This is the union of corporate and state power -- one of the classic hallmarks of fascism -- that the people who spent 5 years babbling about fascism support., Twitter Article: “A Big Money Funneling Operation” — Afghanistan Vet Reflects On Withdrawal Of US Forces By Michael Tracey, July 13, 2021 Article: US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander By Kathy Gannon and Tameem Akhgar, July 6, 2021 Article: Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Myriad Problems for Afghan Military By The New York Times, July, 2021 Article: Here's What Is Changing After The FinCEN Files Shook The World Of Banking By Will Fitzgibbon, Jason Leopold, Anthony Cormier, John Templon, Tom Warren, Jeremy Singer-Vine, Scott Pham, Richard Holmes and Paul McLeod, BuzzFeed News, December 17, 2020 Article: DIRTY MONEY POURS INTO THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL BANKS. By Jason Leopold, Anthony Cormier, John Templon, Tom Warren, Jeremy Singer-Vine, Scott Pham, Richard Holmes, Azeen Ghorayshi, Michael Sallah, Tanya Kozyreva, and Emma Loop, BuzzFeed News, September 20, 2020 Producer Services Looking for a home in South Carolina? Producer jesse.ayala@kw.com is available to help Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Race and Democracy
Episode 74: The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s America with Adam Serwer

Race and Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021


Adam Serwer is an American journalist and author. He is a staff writer at The Atlantic where his work focuses on politics, race, and justice. He previously worked at Buzzfeed News, The American Prospect, and Mother Jones. Serwer has received awards from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), The Root, and the Society of […]

The Dance Edit
Gender-Blind Ballet, “Hamilton”'s Federal Aid, and Propaganda Dance

The Dance Edit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 26:47


A transcript of this episode is available here: https://thedanceedit.com/transcript-episode-71Links referenced in/relevant to episode 71:-The Bulletin's coverage of the charges against Jan Fabre: https://www.thebulletin.be/jan-fabre-charged-sexual-harassment-and-abuse-power-following-investigation-Buzzfeed News story on Howard University's response to Phylicia Rashad's Tweet about Bill Cosby: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/howard-university-denounced-phylicia-rashads-tweet-Deadline on Rashad's apology and Cosby's tirade:https://deadline.com/2021/07/phylicia-rashad-apology-letter-howard-university-over-bill-cosby-tweet-1234785995/https://deadline.com/2021/07/bill-cosby-blames-media-howard-university-phylicia-rashad-capitol-attack-1234786127/-Ashton Edwards' Dance Spirit feature: https://www.dancespirit.com/ashton-edwards-2653620364.html-New York Times story on "Hamilton"'s federal aid: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/29/theater/hamilton-broadway-federal-aid.html-Times piece on nationalistic art in China: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/arts/china-communist-party-music-theater-dance.html

First Draft with Sarah Enni
Other Possibilities For Our Lives With Doree Shafrir

First Draft with Sarah Enni

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 65:32


First Draft Episode #311: Doree Shafrir Doree Shafrir, co-host of the Forever35 podcast and author of Startup, joins us to talk about her debut memoir, Thanks For Waiting: The Joy (& Weirdness) of Being a Late Bloomer. This episode was brought to you by The Great Godden by Meg Rossof, out from Candlewick Press now. Read sample chapters here. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Harriett the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder Slate Gawker Ben Smith, founding editor in chief of Buzzfeed News and now a reporter on the media for the New York Times Acast, podcast network Carrie Frye, book editor Doree and Kate's column for InStyle

The News & Why It Matters
Ep 794 | Coincidence? Facebook BANS Trump Until After Midterms

The News & Why It Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 45:01


Prosecutors are asking that defendants pay for the damages caused during the Jan. 6 riot. According to prosecutors, the damages to the U.S. Capitol add up to $1.5 million. On the flip side, who's going to pay for all the damages caused by BLM during the summer riots? After the FOIA request by BuzzFeed News for Dr. Fauci's emails, they were characterized as “leaked” emails. When is the MSM going to drop Dr. Fauci as the “expert”? It’s OFFICIAL: Trump will be banned from Facebook until Jan. 7, 2023, after the midterm election. Coincidence? CNN falls from the top 5 networks in prime time even after eating cicadas on live television. Today’s Sponsors: TASER’s line of non-lethal self-protection devices are small and lightweight enough to carry with you or in your glove compartment or purse and powerful enough to incapacitate an attacker. For a limited time, take advantage of TASER’s best offer available and SAVE $60 on the Pulse plus bundle — with a TASER Pulse plus device, cartridges, and holster at https://taser.com promo code WHY Father’s Day is COMING, and Built Bar is the answer. Go to https://builtbar.com/ and use promo code NEWS15 to get 15% off your next order. Kitty Poo Club is an all-in-one litter box solution designed to be convenient for you! Right now, Kitty Poo Club is offering you 20% off your first order when you set up auto-ship by going to https://KittyPooClub.com and entering promo code WHY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Steve Deace Show
Fauci Fallout | Critical Racist Theory | 6/4/21

Steve Deace Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 94:54


Steve and the gang are joined by former Tulsi Gabbard campaign media strategist Paul Alexander for the Deace Group to discuss the fallout (if any) from the trove of Fauci-related emails published via BuzzFeed News. Also, the panel discusses the next frontier in taking back the country: critical "racist" theory. In Hour Two, it's another edition of Feedback Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bill Press Pod
"No Pressure. Not Hard." The Reporters' Roundtable-June 4

The Bill Press Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 44:26


Filibuster. Infrastructure. Trump Rallies. Gen. Flynn Promotes Coup. Harris Assigned Voting Rights. Biden in Tulsa. UFO's. With Addy Baird, Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News, Jason Dick, Deputy Editor CQ Roll Call and Jamal Simmons, CBS News ContributorToday's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America, whose members are eager to get started on infrastructure. More information at LIUNA.ORG.

Apple News Today
How high broadband bills keep many Americans offline

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 9:36


When U.S. politicians talk about the “digital divide,” they often focus on the lack of broadband access in rural areas. But even where service is available, many families simply can’t afford it. Vox looks at research showing cost is more of a factor than access. CNET examines what governments and the private sector are doing. This week, the NFL promised to end “race-norming” in brain-injury settlements. The Washington Post and ABC News explain the controversial practice. Many businesses have suffered during the pandemic, but some have had surprising success. BuzzFeed News spoke with people who found themselves in the right place at the right time. CNN reports that a forthcoming government report on UFOs has no evidence confirming sightings were of alien spacecraft, but also doesn’t definitively determine what the objects were. A crumpled, previously crashed 1960 Jaguar recently sold for $127,552. Bloomberg looks at the growing trend of collecting derelict cars.

Apple News Today
The fight over vaccine access in the developing world

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 9:19


President Biden is asking U.S. intelligence to intensify its investigation into the pandemic’s origins. NPR has the story. Developing countries are losing out to wealthier nations when it comes to getting COVID-19 vaccines. The Wall Street Journal looks at the debate over whether temporarily waiving drug patents could make shots more widely available. And Vox explains why the international vaccine initiative COVAX isn’t getting the shots to the developing world faster. Federal student-loan payments were paused during the pandemic, but that is set to end in September. Borrowers tell BuzzFeed News how they’ve benefited from the forbearance, and what it will mean if they have to restart payments in the fall. A study says the presence of wolves may reduce incidents of cars hitting deer. The Atlantic’s Ed Yong brings us the details of this surprising research. Floyd Shockley is a professional bug collector for the Smithsonian. The Washington Post joins him as he searches for the perfect cicada specimens.