Hello from the start of AANHPIXYZ Heritage Month!
It’s just Jay and Tammy this week, going long on two of our favorite topics: U.S.-Korea relations and progressive media. [3:15] First, we address the carefully crafted viral moment from Korean President Yoon’s debut at the White House, and the sanitizing of human rights realities in Asia. [17:30] Next, we discuss the controversy over an article about Tucker Carlson published by the American Prospect—and mea culpa’d by the top editor following online criticism. We touch on [28:10] virtue-signaling disclaimers and [38:55] the tiptoeing endemic to our fractured news industry.
In this episode, we ask:
Why did a misogynistic, anti-labor president get such a glowing White House welcome?
Do we agree with the central argument of the Prospect article: that there is some value to Tucker Carlson types’ espousing of “populist” views on Fox News?
Is Jay less cancellable because he’s not white?
For more, read:
Background on President Yoon when he first entered office, by Tammy
The American Prospect article: “The Smuggest Man On Air”
Join us at the premiere of Jay’s movie, “American Son,” at the Tribeca Film Festival, in NYC, in June! Purchase tix here!