The star of CNN’s Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter, returns for the first time since his show was canceled. He’s the author of the new bestseller, Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Network-of-Lies/Brian-Stelter/9781668046906
Stelter has had a front row seat to American History with his longtime focus on the role of Fox News Channel and its owner, Rupert Murdoch. Stelter’s book also focuses like a laser on Tucker Carlson. We discuss the devolution of FNC from Bill O’Reilly to Carlson.
Also discussed are former fox stars like Geraldo Rivera and Kimberly Guilfoyle. Considered at further length are remaining Fox broadcasters, Judge Jeanine Pirro and Sean Hannity. We recall mid-November 2019 when he covered the host's cancellation on 710 KNUS. https://pmd.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/business/2019/11/17/caption/canceled-for-criticizing-trump-on-the-radio.cnn_ios_5500.mp4
Stelter is asked about his own hasty departure from CNN despite Reliable Sources being inexpensive to produce and solid in its ratings. Stelter is a truth teller and he writes how Fox helped lead USA on its precarious course now.
Rudy Giuliani came out of the Fox News ecosystem and addressed Giuliani's DC defamation trial resulting in almost 150 million dollars in damages for plaintiffs Ruby Freeman and shaye Moss. We discuss the obnoxious behavior of “America’s Mayor”which led to such a massive verdict.
2024 is nearly here and Stelter considers the campaign, and whether Artificial Intelligence will help decide the outcome. Presumptive GOP nominee Trump is already cheating with deep fake NBC reporting by fake Garrett Haake. https://nypost.com/2023/12/11/news/nbc-news-demands-trump-official-scrap-deepfake-reporter-video/
Show Troubadour Dave Gunders contributes Simple Man on a special occasion. Silverman (the birthday boy) may be the Simpleman, or is he just another guy? Don’t we all have the divine spark? We get to prove it one day at a time. Gunders again proves his musical greatness.
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