Twitter may not be as effective a platform for white grievance politics as Fox
Spot on take on the pernicious influence of Tucker Carlson on the right. In addition to the Fox addled boomers, in a lot of rural areas especially, Fox is just the background noise all the time. It's on in the bars, at restaurants, in waiting rooms, etc. So a less pointed and effective brand of haterade may do a little bit to mellow the angry toxicity that permeates so much of white, rural culture.
Tucker show-it was “critical race bait theory”, or “critical culturally white theory”, or race grievance Marxism...something like that. You guys nailed it, it used the same zero sum, through the looking glass techniques of the things it claimed to hate most, eg CRT. Great podcast. Carlson show also played footsie w qanon, imo the sudden “jfk was killed by the cia or was he” focus which is very much a qanon area of interest
Rfk jr was on tucker for a decent length interview
I guess that I’m an old lefty Indian when I continue to be baffled by the left’s current alignment with the FBI, CIA, and other U.S. security apparatus when it comes to defining free speech and disinformation. For an Indian like me, the FBI are always gonna be potential-Custers in wrinkled suits.
Much more interesting would be a discussion about why there isn’t a principled libertarian publication in the US, only one who lauds the likes of drug warrior Sally Satel. But we aren’t going to have that discussion, are we?
Please, gang. The differences in audio make this pod very difficult to listen to. It's as if the leveling is horrible, and also, guests (and hosts) seem to lean into and then lean away from the mic, sometimes in the middle of the same sentence. Very hard to concentrate on the content when the volume is all over the map, thus needing to be adjusted all the time.