The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
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News, politics and culture w/ Michael Moynihan (Daily Beast, Vice), Matt Welch (Reason) and Kmele Foster (Freethink). Each week this triumvirate scrutinize the big stories and offer comment.
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042 w/ Thad Russell “John Lewis: Moral Authoritarian for Hire, CNN vs Trump, Freed Manning” - The Fifth Column
3 days ago
The waning hours of President Obama's tenure, on the eve of Trump-Mageddon, and the hits just keep on coming.
The President-Elect finds himself embroiled in a nasty fight with an almost universally revered CIVIL RIGHTS ICON -- who in this particular showdown may just be playing the part of a cuddly Alex Jones.
And of course, since 'two beefs are always better than one,' Trump is simultaneously mixing it up with CNN too. Is this a prelude to a broader Trumpian assault on the free press!? Maybe? Did you see hopefully?
Plus: Thad Russell makes his pick for the next President of the United States (sort of). Manning gets freed. Matt asks questions about drones and of course other important things happen.
Moynihan is someplace in DC covering the inauguration (or is he ducking Thad)? No problem, we'll just put words in his mouth and strawman the hell out of him.