Citations Needed

Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power, hosted by Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 56m. Bisher sind 101 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich
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Episode 89: How Charges of 'Appeasement' Equate Diplomacy with Treason


“Israel says EU's response on Iran recalls Nazi appeasement,” reported Reuters. “The Biden Plan for Appeasement,” spat a recent editorial in The New York Sun. An editorial in The Washington Examiner pleaded, “President Trump, stop the...


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Episode 88: The Mythical Bygone Glory Days of "Free Speech"


We are often warned by conservatives, liberals and even some on the Left that we live in a time where “free speech” is under threat from far-left forces. “Political correctness” and “snowflakes” have shut down free inquiry, specifically on...


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News Brief: Jon Schwarz on Samantha Power's Whitewashing Memoir


Friend of the show and writer at The Intercept Jon Schwarz joins us to review Samantha Power's self-serving, ahistorical memoir.


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Episode 87: Nate Silver and the Crisis of Pundit Brain


Nate Silver tell us Joe Biden’s inconsistent political beliefs are, in fact, a benefit. They’re “his calling card” and evidence he “reads the room pretty well”. Venality, we are told, is “a normal and often successful [mode] for a...


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Episode 86: Incitement Against the Homeless (Part II) - The Exterminationist Rhetoric of Fox News


Anti-poor shaming at Fox News is nothing new. But in recent years, with the rise of Trump and his more explicit brand of white nationalism, their tone on homelessness has grown more aggressive, exterminationist, and urgent. Tales of feces and liberal...


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Episode 85: Incitement Against the Homeless (Part I) - The Infestation Rhetoric of Local News


“As homeless people turn off visitors, San Francisco tourism senses threat” notes Travelers Weekly. “Seattle Is Dying: Drugs And Homelessness In Seattle,” laments KOMO Seattle. “Austin veteran fights off alleged homeless attacker after...


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 04 September 2019  54m
 
 

Episode 84: How Claims of “Sowing Discord” Are Used to Silence Criticism of Power


Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez taking to Twitter to criticize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, we are told, “plays into the hands of Trump.” Russians are using Black Lives Matter and anti-fracking activists to “sow discord,”...


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 24 July 2019  1h7m
 
 

Episode 83: The Unchecked Conservative Ideology of US Media's 'Fact-Check' Verticals


"Three Pinocchios!" rates The Washington Post. "Pants On Fire!" declares PolitiFact. “True, but misleading,” assess The New York Times. In a media environment overwhelmed with information, misinformation, disinformation and so-called “fake...


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Episode 82 - 'Western Civilization' and White Supremacy: The Right-Wing Co-option of Antiquity


The term "Western civilization" has long been a staple of the American Right, but with the recent resurgence of white nationalism, it is having something of a comeback. Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly are hosting a two-week Mediterranean "cruise thru...


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 10 July 2019  59m
 
 

Episode 81: How US Media Pits Labor and Climate Activists Against One Other


"A growing, and likely irreparable, rift between elite progressive environmentalists," Forbes tells us. "Environmentalists need to reconnect with blue-collar America," The Hill explains. "Labor anger over Green New Deal greets 2020 contenders in...


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