Welcome to Liberally Correct!
Two millennials get into the shit show that was TV coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. Eric Mack and Brett Madsen discuss the root causes behind the end product, including the role of money in the news business and how strongly it ultimately shapes our thinking. They also discuss how easily Donald Trump was able to manipulate cable news into creating a feedback loop based on the topic of his choosing, and how he was able to ultimately drive the conversation.
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Movies Mentioned That Are Worth Watching
Broadcast News (1987, dir. James L. Brooks)
This Episode’s 45 RPM Single
In each episode, we will create a 45 RPM single with the intro and outro music (each typically taken from the same album). The intro music is the A-side; the outro music is the B-side. We believe music should be more relevant when it comes to politics, so we’re showcasing some songs we like each episode.
Even though this technically violates copyright law since the songs are not “podsafe,” you have options below to stream or buy the album or songs in order to offset any potential revenue lost on the part of the artist or record label. (Hopefully this will keep them from coming after us to cease and desist for, you know, giving their music free advertising.)
If you like what you hear, give it some extra spins (and let us know in the comments below that you’re buying or streaming the songs so we can actually have a legal defense in the future).
A-side: “Roll with the Punches” by Dawes, from We’re All Gonna Die (2016)
B-side: “When the Tequila Runs Out” by Dawes, from We’re All Gonna Die (2016)