#137 - Oh Boy, Another Politics Movie...


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By Michael and Us, Will Sloan, and Luke Savage. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Yes folks, it's another "Politics - what a concept!" movie, so strap in. When did America's news media lose its way? According to Jason Reitman's THE FRONT RUNNER (2018), it happened when Gary Hart exited the 1988 Democrat primary over a "personal indiscretion." Luke and Will explore why this movie was uniquely suited to land like a thud in a post-Trump, post-MeToo world. PLUS: Luke and Will reflect on the Golden Age of Toronto Twitter (circa the Rob Ford era), and Luke reports on Matt Taibbi's new book "Hate Inc."

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