Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/04/18 - We all have heard the free press is under attack, but Thom gets down to brass tacks with authors Joe Strupp and Matt Taibi. Thom's callers add interesting facts to the stew. Then, 'MASH' actor and activist Mike Farell on why he thinks it is immoral not to abolish the death penalty.
December 4, 2018•61 min
How can we keep Democracy if we lose America's free press? Thom speaks with Joe Strupp about his new book "Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (and Donald Trump) Are Destroying News and How We Can Save It" and the emergence of right wing unbalanced media from the presidency of Nixon and why that audience doesn't care about fact-checking. ------- Continuing the conversation on the present devolution of news coverage, Thom chats with Rolling Stone contributing editor and author, Matt Taibbi on how political campaign coverage and the 24 hour news cycle has lead to cable news following the model of conversational sports media. ------- Callers add their brilliant observations on the state of media today. ------- Thom welcomes actor and activist Mike Farell, president of the group 'Death Penalty Focus' on Mike's work to finally abolish the death penalty. ------- Talk Media News/ Luke Vargas has been keeping his ear to the ground so you don't have to. ------- Thom hears from a few more listeners.