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The Atlantic Gets Caught Lying About My Listeners – Podcast

The Atlantic Gets Caught Lying About My Listeners – Podcast

While I was on vacation, The Atlantic ran an article full of confirmation bias, myths, and general falsehoods. Mostly about Elkhart, IN and the US economy in general. However, my name came up in the article. I wrote a response here debunking a lot of the nonsense in The Atlantic.
What was blatantly transparent was that The Atlantic’s Alana Semuels was misrepresenting what one of my listeners said about President Obama. Here’s the pertinent paragraph:

I’ve been in media long enough to know when someone is lying by omission to present people they disagree with as utterly feeble-minded. There’s no way a listener of my show, who is asked why they don’t like Obama, says his Army/Navy game attendance record first. Nor do they linger on the lapel pin. Both are extremely minor issues that aren’t in the forefront of the minds of Obama critics.
When I returned from vacation I brought this article up, and that I had suspicions The Atlantic cherry picked quotes