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Episode 41 - Propaganda at Home
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On this episode, Kumars interviews Adam Johnson, a prolific media analyst and critic whose work can be found at FAIR,  Alternet, The Nation, and other outlets. Kumars and Adam talk about the over-hyped Trump tax return story pushed by Rachel Maddow. We also discuss Adam's recent reporting  on the Global Engagement Center, a State Department effort to spread  propaganda targeting ISIS that has recently been expanded to target  state actors like Russia and China. These efforts ostensibly aren't  meant for domestic audiences, but Adam points out that the government  refuses to rule out the possibility that this propaganda would reach  Americans. In fact, certain diaspora communities living in the US are  explicitly being targeted by these efforts, and US-based journalists  have been paid by the State Department in the past, a practice the  government refuses to rule out going forward. Adam and Kumars also talk  about fake news, specifically how this concept, created by liberals, has  been turned against them quite successfully by Trump.

In  the introduction, Kumars also talks to his good friend, comedian Nick  Martin, about Sean Spicer, Paul Ryan, and comedy in the age of Trump.

You can follow Adam on twitter at @AdamJohnsonNYC. Check out Nick Martin on twitter at @PissMistress.

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