The show notes for Episode 81 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/05/episode-81-the-three-branches-of-government-fox-and-friends-wsg-media-matters-matt-gertz.html
Matt Gertz on Twitter: @MattGertz
Matt Gertz at Politico: I’ve Studied the Trump-Fox Feedback Loop for Months. It’s Crazier Than You Think.
One reason liberal activists direct their campaigns at Fox News' advertisers is that it has long been extremely clear that the network itself is entirely uninterested in imposing ethical standards on their top talent. The only way to make them care is to hurt the bottom line.
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) April 17, 2018
Find your local Sinclair Media stations: FindSinclair.com
All Things Considered/NPR: South Korean Officials Say North Korea Has Pledged To Shut Down Its Main Nuclear Site
Joshua Berlinger, Nick Thompson and Euan McKirdy at CNN: North and South Korean leaders hold historic summit: Highlights
Anna Fifield at The Washington Post: Trump should get the Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea talks, Moon says
AFP is translating it this way:
"President Trump can take the Nobel prize. All we need to take is peace," making more clear Moon was responding to a former winner's wife suggesting that MOON win the prize https://t.co/7DsjYz51Gz
— Elise Hu (@elisewho) April 30, 2018
Joshua Berlinger at CNN: Bolton says US considering Libya model for North Korean denuclearization
Joe Sterling at CNN: This isn’t the first time Pyongyang has flirted with denuclearization
Netanyahu’s big logical leap is that Iran didn’t come out in 2015 and prostrate itself before the world by admitting it had done nuclear work, therefore Iran must necessarily be *currently seeking* a bomb. So let’s blow up the JCPOA.
That’s bullshit, frankly, for two reasons.
— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) April 30, 2018
Fred Kaplan at Slate: Bibi’s Iran Speech Was a Bust
The Associated Press: Mattis Breaks With Trump, Says Iran Nuclear Deal Includes ‘Robust’ Verification
The Shrugly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯:
Scaachi Koul at Buzzfeed: Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans
Chris Kahn at Reuters: Exclusive: Democrats lose ground with millennials – Reuters/Ipsos poll
Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason.com: New Poll Shows Millennials Are Defecting From the Democratic Party: Reason Roundup
Jake May at MLive: Flint residents demand clean water four years after switch to river
Chad Livengood at Crain’s Business: El-Sayed’s infrastructure plan banks on new debt, fees, taxes to spur investments
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Intro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre
Don’t Believe the Hype by Public Enemy
Fox on the Run by Sweet
Unclaimed by Mike Wagner/Total Strangers
Outro music: Complain (from the movie Bob Roberts) by David Robbins & Tim Robbins