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Free Speech: Not a ‘Straw Man’
Ink Stained WretchesNov 19, 2021
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The Aspen Institute takes on “misinformation,” the left wants in on the right’s media “dominance,” and POLITICO fills us in on the mental health travails of State Department employees


  • 03:45 - Segment: Front Page
  • 03:53 - The federal investigation into Project Veritas and First Amendment questions
  • 07:31 - Substack CEO's interview with Substacker Mike Solana
  • 11:25 - Aspen Institute commission on disinformation
  • 15:17 - One America News Network backs Gigi Sohn, Biden's left-wing nominee to the FCC 
  • 18:26 - The Daily Beast reports that Newsmax is eyeing former Fox News talent
  • 23:15 - Rupert Murdoch bashes Trump for focusing on the past
  • 26:15 - Politico's report on Democrats launching left-wing media outlets
  • 31:49 - CNN's report on Kamala Harris's tumultuous relationship with the West Wing
  • 38:44 - The Washington Post headline on Trump's bureau of land management and racism
  • 42:42 - Segment: Obsessions
  • 42:53 - Former New York Times CEO says TV news is in "dead trouble" (Chris)
  • 47:05 - Politico on State Department officials' mental health the Afghanistan withdraw (Eliana)
  • 51:38 - Segment: Favorite Item of the Week 
  • 51:53 - Importance of obituaries (Chris)
  • 54:23 - John Malone blasts CNN during CNBC interview (Eliana)


The Washington Post article on Project Veritas and James O'Keefe

Substack CEO's sound off

Politico article on State Department officials' mental health post-Afghanistan withdraw

Poynter article on obituaries