8 episodes

Power Line. Center of the American Experiment. Deplorable Housewives of the Midwest. Intellectual Takeout. Alpha News. Minnesota's right-wing blogosphere is a dizzying mirror-house of misinformation. You shouldn't go into it. But someone should. I'm not doing anything else, so I'll take one for the team. That's this podcast in a nutshell: I read the nutjobs so you don't have to.

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Power Line. Center of the American Experiment. Deplorable Housewives of the Midwest. Intellectual Takeout. Alpha News. Minnesota's right-wing blogosphere is a dizzying mirror-house of misinformation. You shouldn't go into it. But someone should. I'm not doing anything else, so I'll take one for the team. That's this podcast in a nutshell: I read the nutjobs so you don't have to.

    S1E8 - Crime Watch Part Three: This Book is Racist

    S1E8 - Crime Watch Part Three: This Book is Racist

    In this episode, we wrap up our look into the Minneapolis Crime Watch and Information network with a look at their ideology and agenda. Special guest is New Republic staff writer and Minnesota native Alex Pareene.

    • 37 min
    S1E7 - Crime Watch Part Two: Mean World Syndrome

    S1E7 - Crime Watch Part Two: Mean World Syndrome

    • 38 min
    S1E6 - Crime Watch Part One - The Wolf Kids of Minneapolis

    S1E6 - Crime Watch Part One - The Wolf Kids of Minneapolis

    In part one of two or three, we look at Alpha News' crime coverage. And we have our first fact-check triple threat: one article, three lies. The read of the week is an amphetamine trip in 1,200 words about how socialists want to abolish the family.

    • 29 min
    S1E5 - Impeachment

    S1E5 - Impeachment

    A quick look at some of the most popular lies and half-truths the media network is peddling to defend the president.

    • 23 min
    S1E4 - Western Civilization

    S1E4 - Western Civilization

    In this episode, I introduce a new segment called Fact Check. Why just say that the blog network is garbage when I can show that they're garbage? Also, I check in with Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College, to help me respond to a particularly vile Alpha News post called "The Unmatched Exceptionalism of Western Culture." Dozier runs a website called Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics where he documents appropriation of Greek and Roman culture by hate groups. Can you guess which Minnesota-based blog he's written about?


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    • 24 min
    S1E3 - The National Connection

    S1E3 - The National Connection

    In the inaugural episode of the newly christened UNBALANCED.MN, we look at some of the connections between the media network that surrounds the Freedom Club and the network fostered by the Koch brothers and other billionaire conservatives. We also give a salute to an anonymous angel; a vigilante; a digital Batman; the hero we deserve but not the hero we need. The music is "Old Folks Range," by Dan Carroll/Big Horn.

    • 19 min

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