October 28, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Legacy Media Problems

Maria and Julio get into the latest with the midterms, including the Pennsylvania Senate debate between Republican candidate Mehmet Oz and Democratic candidate John Fetterman. They also talk about the mainstream media’s coverage of the election, the consequences of Kanye West’s antisemitic and anti-Black comments and voter intimidation efforts in Arizona.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “It’s a reflection of a larger issue: our country’s persisting discomfort around disabled bodies and minds. In some ways, it’s not surprising, given the fact that we continue to see so few visible examples of people with disabilities integrated into everyday life,” writes Mihir Kakara about the discourse around Democrat John Fetterman in this opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

  • “After years of trafficking in bigotry, Kanye West has finally been kan-celed. But at second glance, the consequences for West might be less a victory for social justice than a sign of its current limits,” writes Karen Attiah in her analysis for The Washington Post.

  • Katie Friel and Jasleen Singh of the Brennan Center for Justice share this guide on federal and state laws addressing voter intimidation as we head into the midterm elections.

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