Thought-Terminating Cliché - FT#64


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In the sixty-fourth episode we explore the Thought-Terminating Cliché, starting with Trump dismissing hundreds of thousands of dead Americans as "It is what it is", and arguing that election fraud is common sense. Then various Republicans claim now is not the time to talk about gun control.

In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Rishi Sunak and others deflecting questions on the International Aid budget and the COVID vaccine rollout.

In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and The Big Lebowski.

Jim and guest host Rachel go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Rachel has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.

Then we break down the sheer lawyerly incompetence that is Sidney Powell.

And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.

The full show notes for this episode can be found at

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P.S. Mark is taking a break from the podcast for a few episodes due to work commitments, but he will return - promise!

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