Anne Nelson is an author, playwright, and lecturer in the fields of international affairs, media, and human rights.
Writer Anne Nelson on the Council for National Policy's influence in government and conservative culture, and her book "Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right."
Writer Anne Nelson on the Council for National Policy's influence in government and conservative culture, and her book "Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right."
Happy Tuesday, Sam hosts journalist and academic Anne Nelson to discuss her new book, Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. Sam and Nelson begin their interview with a play-by-play of how fundamentalist Evangelical Christians rallied behind Ronald Reagan during his the 1980 election and helped fuel his victory with a strong turnout in southern and southwestern states. Nelson also explains the foundational tenets of Christian Nationalism, and the role of "Biblical Inerrancy," which states the word of God is in the text of the bible, in Christian Nationalists policy projects. Nelson's book explores the history and impact of the Council for National Policy (CNP), the professional umbrella organization for the country's most influential conservative organizations and activist groups. Nelson explains how the CNP brokered a deal with Trump in 2016, which involved adding Mike Pence as his running mate and establishing an Evangelical Advisory Board in Trump's White House. Sam and Nelson conclude their discussion exploring the role of conservative media outlets like Salem Media, and their ability to fill the void where capital investors starved and killed local news organizations.  And in the Fun Half: Mehdi Hasan gets the chance to remind CNN that Bernie is still leading across the first four democratic primaries, Mayor Pete moves the goalposts on his free college position, Michael Bennet dodges the free college question (and is still running for president), Sebastian Gorka wants to know if Charlie Kirk took a DNA test, Duncan Hunter is pleading guilty and we remember when he blamed his wife for the 60 campaign finance criminal charges against him, a Libertarian caller makes Sam's day, TruNews' "Jew Coup" and their White House Press Corps membership, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member of the Majority Report today! And subscribe to the AM Quickie here. Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Brooklinen.com is having their biggest sale ever and it’s happening right now for Black Friday Cyber Monday. And if you’re just hearing this and it’s post-Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can still use the promo code MAJORITY at Brooklinen.com for 10% off AND free shipping, anytime. The New Yorker represents the best writing in America today. Get 12 weeks for just $6, plus the New Yorker tote bag, weekly home delivery of the print edition, and unlimited access to newyorker.com – with 10-15 exclusive site-only stories every day – when you go to newyorker.com/majority and enter the code MAJORITY. Everlane only makes premium essentials, using the finest materials, without traditional markups. And right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/majority. And enjoy free shipping on your first order. Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the new TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or the new Antifada Youtube channel Donate to El Comedor, an autonomous mutual aid center in Tijuana run by and serving the needs of migrants, at https://www.gofundme.com/f/tijuana-kitchen Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
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Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
3 hours, 46 minutes