May 24, 2022

The Warfare of Messaging

Maria and Julio are joined by Danielle Moodie and Wajahat Ali, co-hosts of the Democracy-ish podcast. They talk about the latest in immigration news, including the continued enforcement of Title 42. They also unpack the mainstream media’s coverage of the white supremacist attack in Buffalo, and the murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces. And, they reflect on the latest attacks on abortion rights in the lead up to the midterms.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “For a segment of Christians, the battle over abortion is just one front in a wider war to make America Christian again — by any means necessary. They are not pro-life so much as pro-control,” write Samuel L. Perry and Philip S. Gorski in this piece for The Washington Post.

  • Much of the media coverage that followed Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing by Israeli forces showed a pattern of euphemisms, false equivalencies, and double standards, writes Jon Allsop for Columbia Journalism Review.

  • For The Intercept, reporter Jordan Smith unpacks the repercussions of Oklahoma’s new highly restrictive abortion ban, which is currently awaiting signature by Gov. Kevin Stitt.

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