Read the Transcript of RM131: Media Fearmongering Isn’t New

This week is a topic that is all over the news: The civil unrest all over the country, and the world even, over the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota. Many people have “discovered” that the media engages in fearmongering. But the truth is, is that this is nothing new.

Larry curated clips from the early 80s when the air traffic controllers went on strike and how the media portrayed the whole event. They would report that airplanes are going to fall from the skies and other hyperbole.

[2:59] http://texasvoices.org/court-cases-hearn-v-castilleja-update/

[16:28] https://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/special-plates-for-drunk-driving-offenders.aspx

[22:22] https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/05/30/first-came-the-pandemic-then-came-the-raw-sewage

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/06/03/jails-are-coronavirus-hotbeds-how-many-people-should-be-released-to-slow-the-spread

[28:24] https://theappeal.org/pennsylvania-prisoners-governor-release-coronavirus/

[33:59] History Lesson with Fearmongering

[1:01:42] http://www.courthousenews.com/minnesota-officials-link-arrested-looters-to-white-supremacist-groups/

[1:05:30] https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/02/george-floyd-protests-federal-prisons-lockdown-amid-outside-unrest/3122517001/

[1:09:32] https://whyy.org/articles/police-reforms-in-pa-languished-after-antwon-roses-killing-will-now-be-any-different/

[1:14:05] https://www.correctionsone.com/riots-and-crowd-control/articles/attorney-general-barr-sends-bop-riot-teams-to-dc-miami-OSnsh9lRt9UCBbM0/

[1:16:43] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/us/george-floyd-police-records-chauvin.html

[1:19:54] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/us/manuel-ellis-tacoma-police-homicide.html

[1:27:36] https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/03/no-knock-warrant-breonna-taylor-was-illegal/

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