Episode from the podcastOn the Media

The Wrong Fires

Released Friday, 18th September 2020
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As wildfires blaze across the United States, some right-wing politicians and pundits are blaming racial justice protesters. On this week’s On the Media, how to stay focused on the realities of climate change when everything is politicized. Plus, the mistakes we make when we talk about human trafficking. And, the Gamergate playbook is the template for a coordinated attack on Netflix and an indie film on its platform.

1. Dave Karpf [@davekarpf], professor at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, on the tension between business-as-usual campaign coverage and serious concerns about election integrity. Listen.

2. Kate Knibbs [@Knibbs], senior writer at Wired, on the Cuties controversy. Listen.

3. Michael Hobbes [@RottenInDenmark], senior enterprise reporter at Huffington Post, on the disastrous effects of misreporting on child trafficking. Listen.

4. Amy Westervelt [@amywestervelt], climate journalist and host of the podcast "Drilled," on wildfire misinformation. Listen.
Another episode of the most insightful media commentary around that addresses global warming, along with the echo of #gamergate tactics in the 'Cuties' kerfuffle, and the truth behind 'sex trafficking' stats that are just the modern way that 'vice arrests' are now spun. Another master class in interview and investigation. OTM team, please start using Podchaser! I want to follow Amy Westervelt so I don't miss an appearance from her.
Amy Westervelt stole the show with her final line, but the other stories were strong too.
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