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Infinite Lunchbox

26 EpisodesProduced by Stephanie LeppWebsite

When I was in second grade, I had a lunchbox with Bert and Ernie on it. On the lunchbox, Bert was carrying a lunchbox, with Bert and Ernie on it. On that lunchbox, Bert was carrying a lunchbox...and I wondered: how far do the lunchboxes go? Am I in a lunchbox too??You're opening the Infinite Lunchbo… read more

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How to Tackle Trump's Lies (Post-Truth Jujitsu)

How do we cover the communications of a White House that has little allegiance to truth? Especially in the context of a public health crisis, when lies can be fatal? Get ready for some *post-truth jujitsu*.

NOTE: Infinite Lunchbox is better viewed than heard — consider watching on YouTube.

Show Notes: • Jay Rosen on an "emergency setting" and tactic #3: The Truth Sandwich: https://pressthink.org/2020/03/today-we-switch-our-coverage-of-donald-trump-to-an-emergency-setting/ • Dan Froomkin on tactic #1: Live Fact-Checking: https://presswatchers.org/2020/03/how-to-turn-trumps-daily-virus-misinformation-show-into-a-vector-for-the-truth/ • Matt Yglesias on Trump being a master showman: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/23/21190362/trump-daily-coronavirus-briefing-fox-cnn-msnbc • Jay Rosen on tactic #10: The Interns: https://pressthink.org/2018/06/its-time-for-the-press-to-suspend-normal-relations-with-the-trump-presidency/

If you appreciate the Infinite Lunchbox, please keep it alive! Thank you: patreon.com/stephlepp

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