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Ill Literacy, Episode 55: Bad News (Guest: Batya Ungar-Sargon)

January 10, 2022

In Episode 55 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Bad News, author of “Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Batya Ungar-Sargon, deputy opinion editor at Newsweek, to discuss Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy. They talk about the history of American journalism since the mid-19th Century, the shift in journalism from blue-collar trade to elite profession, how the woke moral panic took over newsrooms and how that panic helps to keep liberal elites in their positions of power. 

Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/bad-news/

Show Notes:

American Enterprise Institute: How woke media undermines democracy: A book event with Batya Ungar-Sargon (VIDEO)

https://www.aei.org/events/how-woke-media-undermines-democracy-a-book-event-with-batya-ungar-sargon/

City Journal: Jorge González-Gallarza – “How the News Got Woke—and Why It Matters”

https://www.city-journal.org/how-the-news-got-woke-and-why-it-matters

Quillette: Kevin Mims – “Bad News—A Review”

https://quillette.com/2021/10/25/bad-news-a-review/

The Spectator: Batya Ungar-Sargon – “Sign of the Times”

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/sign-of-the-times-new-york-times/

Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy: Podcast 152 - Batya Ungar-Sargon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJCez5m8abs

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @HeartlandGR