354 w/ Sarah Hepola 'Barack's Misinformation Warfare Unit b/w Teenage Blackout '

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  • Ulysses for kidz
  • Stop complaining. It's a secret.
  • It's all over, folks. Barack solved misinformation
  • The Fairness Doctrine was dumb then. It's even dumber now
  • BTW, they're *all* liars
  • Defining misinformation (down)
  • Sarah Hepola, author of the memoir Blackout and this great Atlantic piece
  • Moynihan v. Hepola on drinking
  • She started drinking at 7??
  • Wherein we demand Hepola credit the Fifth Column for saving her life or something
  • On self-censorship and gaslighting
  • Kmele's stirring defense of that fantastic beast, Johnny Depp
  • And so much more


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