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June 6, 2016 Show: Muhammad Ali, Radical Muslim; Can the Media Handle Donald Trump?

June 4, 2016 @ 3:16 pm

This week, we look at Muhammad Ali's black nationalism, his opposition to intermarriage and the backlash he faced from the white establishment after refusing to fight in Vietnam. Of the North Vietnamese, Ali famously said, "They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn't put no dogs on me, they didn't rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father."

Then we'll be joined by Joe Strupp, a senior reporter at Media Matters, to talk about the media's challenges covering a candidate like Donald Trump -- and their failures so far. Strupp says media outlets are at risk of losing what remains of their credibility by covering him like an entertaining freakshow.


Finally, we'll be joined by Imani Gandy, senior legal analyst at Rewire News and co-host of TWIB Prime, to discuss the right's bizarre fixation on where people pee. She also lays down the law that supports the Department of Education's advisory for schools to let students use the facilities that match their expressed gender. 


Playlist: 
Otis Redding: "Mr. Pitiful"
Muhammad Ali: "Stand By Me"
Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band: "The Black Superman Muhammad Ali"
Prince: "Cream"
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