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In the latest socially distanced episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by none other than rock legend Roger Waters.
For Democrats Suck, Matt critiques Joe Biden’s appointment of Rick Stengel, who will be on the President-elect’s transition team for the U.S. Agency for Global Media.
“Stengel is basically one of these guys who’s been at the forefront of this new content moderation movement,” says Matt. “This was my Number One concern heading into this Biden presidency, was these people do not believe in free speech, and civil liberties, and moreover that the big lesson they took away from 2016 and the Trump presidency is that they just allowed too many people to say stuff, and they’re now going to fix that.”
Katie submits a take about how the “never Trump” Lincoln Project was not as instrumental in helping Biden win as some might argue. “If you say that [the Lincoln Project] is the reason that [Biden] won, then you can justify not listening to, for instance, Sunrise Movement,” says Katie.
Pink Floyd cofounder Roger Waters joins the show for a wide-ranging conversation about U.S. foreign policy, what …
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