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Oh, those New Year’s Resolutions.

We make them with the best intentions but sometimes things just don’t follow through. This year is a little different. I am going to do my best not to lose my mind and do whatever I can to push back on the wrongness that is going to happen with the rotten tangerine in charge.

What are you listening to tonight?


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Still Not Learning: MTP Media Panel Glosses Over The Failures Of Their Coverage

It’s inevitable that the end of the year leads to some retrospective of journalism during this past election season. And let’s be honest, it’s desperately needed. The mainstream media needs to own that there is a reason that public trust in the media is lower than it’s ever been before.

So Meet the Press host Chuck Todd brings on David Folkenflik of NPR, Hal Boedeker of The Orlando Sentinel, Claire Atkinson of The New York Post, and Gabe Sherman of New York Magazine to talk about the nature of journalism during this chaotic and frustrating election season. And it’s a perfect example of how mainstream journalists circle around the issues and then miss the real lessons completely.

Todd wants to know how these reporters manage objectivity in the Age of Trump, the very question belying that all of them know the media was NOT objective in their coverage. But that’s all the reporter panel needs to protest that really, they were negative towards Trump.

CLAIRE ATKINSON: Harvard Kennedy School had a report out last week. They look– They analyze positive and negative news reports. And they found that during the election, Trump had a 77% negative and Clinton had 64 and it was almost the inverse for the full campaign. But the point they were making was–

CHUCK TODD: They both got negative press is what you’re saying.

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‘White Prosperity Above Everything Else’: NPR’s Michele Norris Shreds ‘Make America Great Again’

'White Prosperity Above Everything Else': NPR's Michele Norris Shreds 'Make America Great Again'

NPR host Michele Norris pointed out over the weekend that President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is a “deeply encoded” message that troubles minorities while promising prosperity to white Americans.

During a Face the Nation panel discussion on resisting Trump’s agenda, conservative columnist David Frum offered a sobering assessment about how the new president would impact the country.

“I am hopeful that Americans will rise to this challenge,” Frum said. “I think the message that they do not need to hear is, ‘Don’t worry, your grandparents rose to the challenge and therefore you can stay on the couch.'”

“I don’t think we do people a service by saying, ‘You know, there have been bad things in the American past before,'” the former speechwriter for George W. Bush continued. “This is our bad thing and it’s about a bad a thing as has happened in any of our lifetimes.”

Norris argued that Trump’s “Make American Great Again” slogan misses the mark for addressing current reality in the United States.

“In the phrase ‘Make America Great Again’ there’s one word that if you are a person of color, that you sort of stumble over, and it’s the word ‘again’.” Norris observed. “Because you’re talking about going back to a time that was not very comfortable for people of color. They did not have opportunities, they were relegated to the back of the line.”

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Darrell Issa Proposes ‘Tort Reform’ To Replace Obamacare

Darrell Issa Proposes 'Tort Reform' To Replace Obamacare

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asserted on Sunday that part of the solution for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is to give patients fewer rights when suing doctors for malpractice.

During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union, Delaware Democratic Representative-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester pointed out that many of her constituents relied on the Affordable Care Act.

“That was a landmark I will always remember,” she said of the health care reform law. “That was sort of like seeing an FDR thing in my own lifetime.”

“I talked to a lot of people in my state,” Blunt Rochester explained. “And everybody agreed that no law is perfect. But to the extent that we’ve touched every single American, everything from dealing with pre-existing conditions to discriminating against women for your coverage to your children who are 26 years or under being able to covered, there are so many good things. And what I would hope is that we would come together and say, ‘Okay, what are things that we can agree on?'”

“There are parts to this that you can’t just pull apart. It’s not that simple.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) argued for a “phase in, phase out” approach to repealing the health care law.

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Darrell Issa Proposes ‘Tort Reform’ To Replace Obamacare

Darrell Issa Proposes 'Tort Reform' To Replace Obamacare

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asserted on Sunday that part of the solution for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is to give patients fewer rights when suing doctors for malpractice.

During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union, Delaware Democratic Representative-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester pointed out that many of her constituents relied on the Affordable Care Act.

“That was a landmark I will always remember,” she said of the health care reform law. “That was sort of like seeing an FDR thing in my own lifetime.”

“I talked to a lot of people in my state,” Blunt Rochester explained. “And everybody agreed that no law is perfect. But to the extent that we’ve touched every single American, everything from dealing with pre-existing conditions to discriminating against women for your coverage to your children who are 26 years or under being able to covered, there are so many good things. And what I would hope is that we would come together and say, ‘Okay, what are things that we can agree on?'”

“There are parts to this that you can’t just pull apart. It’s not that simple.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) argued for a “phase in, phase out” approach to repealing the health care law.

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Darrell Issa Proposes ‘Tort Reform’ To Replace Obamacare

Darrell Issa Proposes 'Tort Reform' To Replace Obamacare

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asserted on Sunday that part of the solution for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is to give patients fewer rights when suing doctors for malpractice.

During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union, Delaware Democratic Representative-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester pointed out that many of her constituents relied on the Affordable Care Act.

“That was a landmark I will always remember,” she said of the health care reform law. “That was sort of like seeing an FDR thing in my own lifetime.”

“I talked to a lot of people in my state,” Blunt Rochester explained. “And everybody agreed that no law is perfect. But to the extent that we’ve touched every single American, everything from dealing with pre-existing conditions to discriminating against women for your coverage to your children who are 26 years or under being able to covered, there are so many good things. And what I would hope is that we would come together and say, ‘Okay, what are things that we can agree on?'”

“There are parts to this that you can’t just pull apart. It’s not that simple.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) argued for a “phase in, phase out” approach to repealing the health care law.

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Darrell Issa Proposes ‘Tort Reform’ To Replace Obamacare

Darrell Issa Proposes 'Tort Reform' To Replace Obamacare

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asserted on Sunday that part of the solution for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is to give patients fewer rights when suing doctors for malpractice.

During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union, Delaware Democratic Representative-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester pointed out that many of her constituents relied on the Affordable Care Act.

“That was a landmark I will always remember,” she said of the health care reform law. “That was sort of like seeing an FDR thing in my own lifetime.”

“I talked to a lot of people in my state,” Blunt Rochester explained. “And everybody agreed that no law is perfect. But to the extent that we’ve touched every single American, everything from dealing with pre-existing conditions to discriminating against women for your coverage to your children who are 26 years or under being able to covered, there are so many good things. And what I would hope is that we would come together and say, ‘Okay, what are things that we can agree on?'”

“There are parts to this that you can’t just pull apart. It’s not that simple.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) argued for a “phase in, phase out” approach to repealing the health care law.

read more

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