Episode 61: Martha Raddatz. Journalism in the Pandemic. Defending the Press. VA Tests Hydroxychloroquine on More Vets. Moderating Debates with Trump & Biden. Interviewing Sec Wilkie. The Death of George Floyd. Fighter Jets, White Wine, Rockets & Chamillionaire.

 

Like everything else in America, journalism is very different in the pandemic. It’s been disrupted by the virus–while remaining under daily attack from the President. Our host Paul Rieckhoff digs into the state of journalism, politics, world affairs and more with an extended and candid conversation with renowned journalist, Martha Raddatz. Martha is Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News, co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and one of the most respected journalists in America. Martha built a career focused on covering war, the military, veterans affairs and international relations. Raised by a single mom in Utah, she’s been a Pentagon reporter, traveled to countless war zones and is the only television reporter allowed to fly in an F-15 fighter jet on combat missions over Afghanistan. Martha’s also been in the crosshairs of political combat, moderating the Vice Presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden in 2012 and a presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016. She is renowned for her toughness, professionalism and dedication to the truth. And you’ve never heard her like this. Fresh off a news-making sit-down interview with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Martha shares what it’s like being a grandmother, how she keeps perspective in DC and even shares her favorite drink. Angry Americans continues a groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring guest shaping the future. It’s an episode that will leave you moved, enlightened and empowered.

Rieckhoff also continues his sharp focus on national security, veterans and first-responder issues that are critical and terribly under-reported by the mainstream media. As the World Health Organization and most medical experts warn about the dangers of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19, Trump and the Department of Veterans Affairs are ramping up testing the drug on dying veterans. Meanwhile, the NHL prepares to restart hockey, a historic SpaceX launch is postponed and the killing of George Floyd killed in Minneapolis by police sparks protest and outrage.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.

It’s another episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. And the pod continues to make waves and was recently featured on Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN.

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