Our exit non-strategy from Afghanistan was a complete debacle and the political fallout is just beginning. But there are geopolitical consequences as well. On today's podcast, John and Producer Steve discuss how other world leaders are taking notice of our weak leadership and wondering how best to take advantage of it. China is surrounding Taiwan with warships, essentially daring us to defend the island country. Iran will no doubt be interested in purchasing from the Taliban all the weapons and vehicles the U.S. military left behind. And even now, some in the leftist media are calling out the Biden administration for its terrible handling of this. There's a lot more happening than just "Biden is bad" or "look at the people clinging to the plane."
Remember when the Steele dossier and Russia collusion stories were stated as absolute fact by nearly every single media outlet? Remember when there ended up being no evidence to back them up? Back with us today is independent writer, author and media consultant Jack Cashill (cashill.com). He points to a recent, low-key, not covered at all retraction by the New York Times indicating not that they were wrong, but that they were duped into believing the dossier. They are not only trying to save their reputation, but also the reputations of those high up in the previous Obama administration. It's all part of a gradual information dissemination strategy to minimize the impact when the truth finally comes out.
There are very few if any media outlets and fact-checking websites that aren't beholden to a narrative. It makes reporting all the facts surrounding an issue impossible. On today's podcast, John and Steve look at how both right and left media outlets spin the news to prop up a point of view that only gives you part of the story. So-called "bad" ideas are dismissed as propaganda so that the media's agenda can be furthered. But no one is getting the whole story. The media are now social activists instead of journalists. And when that happens, the truth is always brushed aside.
If there's one thing you don't want politicized, it's life-saving drugs and the science behind them. Research writer Dennis Behreandt (www.thenewamerican.com) is back with us to look at the science behind hydroxychloroquine as well as the bad publicity it has received simply because President Trump lauded its use. Politically correct thinking is slowly taking over the world of science and it's to the detriment of not only the people it could help but also the scientists who are tasked with helping them.