We’re thrilled to welcome tenacious election security advocate Jennifer Cohn, who was an early and brave voice in documenting the attacks on the 2016 election and the broader threat of vulnerable election infrastructure. We ran an excerpt last week for Patreon subscribers — here is the full interview where we ask Cohn what happened in 2016 and what safeguards have been taken since then to secure our election systems.
This week we discuss the capture of child trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell and what comes next. We move on to Trump’s traitorous countenance of the Kremlin-Taliban bounty on U.S. troops, and what Putin’s ultimate goals are for his puppet in the White House.
Frank the Yank may agree with much of The Hobbledehoy’s regularly featured GasLit Nation podcasts, but Frank takes exception to the manner in with journalists Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa deliver their message.
I watched some of Gaslit Nation on Attorney General William Barr. I think the hosts [Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa] should speak in a calm tone and when reporting on Barr and Trump. Just state the facts.
They should go deeply into, for example, [Steve] Mnuchin’s background, but report this “layer by layer” without using charged words such as kleptocrats.
Fox News is an obvious example of a slanted network, but CNN appeals to the liberals using the same sort of tactics, as does MSNBC.
Whether for the purpose of pursuing larger audience share and more ad revenue, this needs to stop, and [Gaslit Nation’s Kendzior and Chalupa] should bear that in mind. Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, et al., would turn in their graves listening to a “News” channel today.
Hell, in the ’60s I was a Nelson Rockefeller fan, and Nelson and even Goldwater, would think twice about joining the today’s Republican party. They might be considered too liberal to be a member!
Someone save us.
Frank the Yank
We interview special guest Dr. Timothy Snyder, the historian of fascism whose warnings about American authoritarianism under Trump were prescient yet unheeded by officials. Dr. Snyder is the author of the recent bestsellers On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century and The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America, and was a historical consultant on Andrea’s film, Mr. Jones, a journalistic thriller set during Stalin’s genocide famine in Ukraine, available now on streaming services like Amazon.
This week on Gaslit Nation, we flip through the deck of white supremacist kleptocrat playing cards that comprises the Trump administration and deal out a hand of doom! We start with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, who is currently refusing to disclose the corporate recipients of a taxpayer-funded $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program, and detail his long history of looting.