May 5, 2021
This week, Parker Molloy, editor at large at Media Matters For America, joins the show to discuss how recent lies about Biden's climate plans became widespread on right-wing media outlets. We discuss the bogus origins of Biden's #Burgergate, how it took hold on Fox News, and why some mainstream media outlets accepted the false premise in their coverage.
Then, Tyler J. Kelley, a journalist who has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker, talks about his new book Holding Back the River - The Struggle Against Nature on America's Waterways. We talk about the long, complex history of river management in America, how that's been impacted by climate change, how government leaders in The Netherlands have more effectively implemented adaptation measures, and the true stories of the people that are most affected by river flooding and the struggle of those attempting to manage our waterways.
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