The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.
DID TRUMP BETRAY OUR SPIES TO RUSSIA?
Evidence continues to come into the light that Trump sold us out to the Russians. So why is there so little coverage of these facts? And why are some Americans going down the rabbit hole of Russian propaganda?
HOW CAN WE FIX POLICING IN AMERICA?
Is there anything in the origin of our police departments that has led to the situation we have today?- and what can be done to change things?
WHO WORKS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE AVERAGE PERSON?
From Ronald Reagan through Gingrich to the House Republicans today- why has the right wing fought an economic war against the prosperity of the common American? And- is it time to finally put to bed the threat of the so-called debt ceiling?
Plus a deep dive with the author of the new book 'Inequality Kills Us All: Lessons from Covid-19'.
PSSST! WANNA BUY A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE?
A “donation” of as little as $25,000 can get you “face time” over dinner with a sitting justice of the US Supreme Court. But that shouldn’t stop us from calling out the Court’s corruption and preparing for the day when Democrats can regain control of Congress and pass meaningful court reform. Also, veteran war correspondent Phil Ittner, reports on the changing geopolitical threat from the ground in Kyiv, Ukraine.
WINNING THE INFORMATION WAR AND WHAT ARE THE STAKES?
Fox News is now targeting Latinos - Are the Democrats losing the "information war?"
After a self righteous claim to never have had secret documents - former Vice President Mike Pence was found to have lied when top secret documents were found at his own residence! Was his anger at Biden only projection? Plus the GOP stands up to a week of "Heedless Progressivism" ... what!! And did Putin and Trump conspire with the FBI New York office to defeat Hillary?
THE MEDIA CEILING MAY FALL ON DEMOCRATS
The right wing attack on mainstream media continues, as a rapidly expanding Spanish-language radio network aims to be the Fox News of Latino radio. Will it be enough to win Republican majorities in future elections?
Plus- Ken and Daryl Weber are telling Democrats to stop whining and start winning! They join Thom to talk about their new book "Branding Democrats".
Say goodnight Zeno50!!!
Zeno50, if you don’t like what you’re listening to, just go away.
You won’t be missed.
Thom’s show in two words
Racism and Reagan. That pretty much sums up everything he talks about. Conservatives are all racists, and everything wrong with America today is the fault of Ronald Reagan. You will hear that over and over and over again. Every. Single. Show.
If you’re a progressive who just wants your priors “confirmed”, this is the podcast for you. I say “confirmed” because Thom just gaslights you. He says things he, and progressives, want to be true, but usually aren’t. For example, in Ep. #1471 at the 26:19 mark Thom claims “the majority of Americans who voted for a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 voted for the Democrat”. That’s untrue. Republicans received millions more votes than did the Democrats. For someone who makes his living as a political commentator he has to know that isn’t true, but he so wants it to be true he just lies and tells his audience it is true. He will also make up quotes from conservatives and then mumble “…or words to the effect.” (In other words, “they didn’t really say that, but this is what I want them to have said.”) What’s scary is the number of callers to his show who tell him they “learn so much from him”.
And speaking of callers, Thom has the same callers on all the time. Morris from Long Beach, Kenyatta, Jessica from Chicago, Paul from Minnesota, Dave, Chaz … the list goes on. They’re either paid contributors or Thom’s audience is so small that the same handful of callers can easily get through.
What’s especially funny is when a thoughtful conservative gets on the air and Thom has no answer for them. He will stammer for a bit, then give his condescending sigh before hanging up on them.
If you’re a conservative wanting to learn rational arguments for what the “other side” thinks, you won’t find that here. You’ll learn what the far-left thinks (spoiler alert: you’re a racist), but there’s no good faith arguments to learn from. Which is unfortunate because as much as Thom decries it, he is a contributor to our worsening political climate. His show is nothing more than a left wing echo chamber where progressives can go to feel morally superior to their fellow Americans. If that’s what you want, give Thom a listen. If you want rational arguments (or justifications), you’ll need to look elsewhere.
31 December 2022 😉💙🙃
What hospital do your kids work at? My daughter works in the Cardio unit at OHSU. Who knows how many variants are circulating in China, not to mention others countries around the world. Is Title 42 wrong? Let’s be honest, Covid is not over and we need to remain vigilant here in the US as this virus is not going away regardless of what Biden says… You need to finish reading ‘The Jungle!’