Antisocial: How Online Extremists Highjacked the American Conversation w/ Andrew Marantz
Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at The New Yorker, joins us to talk about his new book, ‘Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And the Hijacking of the American Conversation.’
On today’s show: Rahm Emmanuel says Bernie & Warren are walking away from the Democrats’ traditional value system.
Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at The New Yorker, joins us to discuss his new book, ‘Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And the Hijacking of the American Conversation.’ Over the course of two years, Marantz embedded with right-wing communities from the alt-light to out and proud Nazis. Tracking people like Mike Cernovich and Andrew Breitbart, Marantz paints a picture of how the far right uses addictively designed social media to blur the line between politics, media and technology and spread radical ideas.
On the fun half: John from San Antonio on Bernie’s mini-surge. Bloomberg campaign manager says Bloomberg will not accept donations, will not raise outside money. DNC Vice Chair Michael Black gets Bill Hemmer pissed after calling Tucker Carlson a white supremacist. 2014 Bloomberg defends and justifies Israeli bombing of Palestinian hospital and school. Andrew Ross Sorkin says Bernie and Warren are trying to buy the election with “free stuff.” Actor Hal Sparks’ foolhardy attack on Sam. Stephen Moore calls for Trump to privatize social security, cut capital gains taxes. Bret Stephens whines about media attacks on billionaires.
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