We tried a different sound set-up today, but we still we had a few issues. After Special Days, we talk about the upcoming elections. The Republicans could take control of the US House, and that would be a disaster. Arthur is sick of the mainstream media allowing the rightwing to get away with their nonsense, and that leads to a wider discussion.
From there, we talk about another lunatic, a Republican panderer from the South. Hypocrisy comes to mind, along with stupidity. These leads us to speculate on what’s wrong with the mainstream newsmedia in the US. We talk about the “fear factors” that the Republicans keep pushing. Arthur says Republicans are actively working to make things worse for ordinary Americans, working only for the rich and corporate elites. He then moves it back to his pet peeve. Jason points out a reason for hope.
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