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With Ads, Imagery and Words, Republicans Inject Race Into Campaigns

Jonathan Weisman New York Times
Running ads portraying Black candidates as soft on crime — or as “different” or “dangerous” — Republicans have shed quiet defenses of such tactics for unabashed defiance. For the Trumpers it was always about all about race.

Friday Nite Videos | October 14, 2022

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The Trump Allies Who Invoked the Fifth Amendment | Liz Cheney. Crime Reporting | John Oliver. The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales | Movie. The Problem of Gender in Arkansas | Jon Stewart. This Family Made Billions While Killing Half A Million.

Crime Reporting | John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the outlets that cover crime, the incentives that drive them, the flawed sources they rely upon, and an alternative name for Miss Piggy.

Police Departments Spend Vast Sums of Money Creating ‘Copaganda’

Alec Karakatsanis Jacobin
U.S. police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.” These aggressive tactics give the public a distorted view of what public safety means, what threatens it, and how to solve it.

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Reclaiming the Power of Rebellion

Elizabeth Hinton, Derecka Purnell Boston Review
Activist Derecka Purnell interviews historian Elizabeth Hinton about her new book, ‘America on Fire,’ and how the label “riot” discredits Black political demands.
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