In today’s episode Ralph speaks with Newsweek’s deputy opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon (make sure to follow her on Twitter @bungarsargon) about the state of the Western working class, how elitism in the media has become a threat to democracy, and why Donald Trump might have enduring appeal. Ms. Ungar-Sargon has published her first book “Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy” in October 2021. You can get it on Amazon and other booksellers (I highly recommend you do) and on May 10th the audiobook read by the author herself will be available as well. In her book she describes how the Media shifted from being critical of those who held powerful positions in society to becoming part of the very powerful elites they were supposed to be critical of. Under the guise of culture wars Ms. Ungar-Sargon detects an actual class conflict that is deliberately (albeit maybe also unconsciously) obfuscated by focusing on cultural issues. he has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, the New York Review of Books Daily, and other publications. She has appeared numerous times on MSNBC, NBC, the Brian Lehrer Show, NPR, and at other media outlets.
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