Citations Needed

Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power, hosted by Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 56m. Bisher sind 109 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich
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News Brief: Jon Schwarz on Samantha Power's Whitewashing Memoir


Friend of the show and writer at The Intercept Jon Schwarz joins us to review Samantha Power's self-serving, ahistorical memoir.


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 2019-09-23  32m
 
 

Episode 87: Nate Silver and the Crisis of Pundit Brain


Nate Silver tell us Joe Biden’s inconsistent political beliefs are, in fact, a benefit. They’re “his calling card” and evidence he “reads the room pretty well”. Venality, we are told, is “a normal and often successful [mode] for a...


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 2019-09-18  58m
 
 

Episode 86: Incitement Against the Homeless (Part II) - The Exterminationist Rhetoric of Fox News


Anti-poor shaming at Fox News is nothing new. But in recent years, with the rise of Trump and his more explicit brand of white nationalism, their tone on homelessness has grown more aggressive, exterminationist, and urgent. Tales of feces and liberal...


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 2019-09-11  46m
 
 

Episode 85: Incitement Against the Homeless (Part I) - The Infestation Rhetoric of Local News


“As homeless people turn off visitors, San Francisco tourism senses threat” notes Travelers Weekly. “Seattle Is Dying: Drugs And Homelessness In Seattle,” laments KOMO Seattle. “Austin veteran fights off alleged homeless attacker after...


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 2019-09-04  54m
 
 

Episode 84: How Claims of “Sowing Discord” Are Used to Silence Criticism of Power


Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez taking to Twitter to criticize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, we are told, “plays into the hands of Trump.” Russians are using Black Lives Matter and anti-fracking activists to “sow discord,”...


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 2019-07-24  1h7m
 
 

Episode 83: The Unchecked Conservative Ideology of US Media's 'Fact-Check' Verticals


"Three Pinocchios!" rates The Washington Post. "Pants On Fire!" declares PolitiFact. “True, but misleading,” assess The New York Times. In a media environment overwhelmed with information, misinformation, disinformation and so-called “fake...


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 2019-07-17  48m
 
 

Episode 82 - 'Western Civilization' and White Supremacy: The Right-Wing Co-option of Antiquity


The term "Western civilization" has long been a staple of the American Right, but with the recent resurgence of white nationalism, it is having something of a comeback. Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly are hosting a two-week Mediterranean "cruise thru...


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 2019-07-10  59m
 
 

Episode 81: How US Media Pits Labor and Climate Activists Against One Other


"A growing, and likely irreparable, rift between elite progressive environmentalists," Forbes tells us. "Environmentalists need to reconnect with blue-collar America," The Hill explains. "Labor anger over Green New Deal greets 2020 contenders in...


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 2019-07-03  42m
 
 

Episode 80: Animal Rights as Media and Pop Culture Punchline


In countless pop culture and media depictions, animal rights advocates and vegetarians in general, are viewed as effete weirdos, dirty hippies and humorless busybodies. Pop culture staples from "South Park" to "How I Met Your Mother" to "Six Feet...


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 2019-06-19  54m
 
 

Episode 79: How 'Neutral' 'Experts' Took Over Trump's Iran Policy


“Satellite Images Raise Questions About Iran Threat, Experts Say,” worries The Daily Beast. “Iran And Trading Partners Will Find Ways To Skirt Sanctions, Analysts Say,” frets NPR. “Iran uses proxies to punch above its weight in the Middle...


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 2019-06-12  56m