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David Pakman is the host of The David Pakman Show, an internationally syndicated progressive talk radio and television program airing on over 110 stations across 4 countries, on DirecTV, DISH Network, and across the web on a hugely popular podcast and YouTube channel. He also write a monthly column distributed on the internet and in print newspapers across the country.
Conspiracy Theory Burden of Proof
The wake of the Boston Marathon bombings brought with it an undertow of conspiracy theories ranging from the farfetched to the unbelievable. Two weeks ago, I never would have imagined being asked to explain, in casual social situations, what a "false flag' attack is.
...This is the central issue and fundamental problem surrounding conspiracy theories and theorists.
Taxing Days On The Campaign Trail
While there may not be much difference between the politicians in each Party, there's a big difference between the world views of the voters, and for a progressive independent like me, that warrants a Democratic vote this fall.
The media knowledge gap
ow far we are from the average media consumers recognizing the huge information deficit they bring upon themselves by consuming only corporate news. That deficit is a lack of context and awareness about significant issues. It is not a coincidence, but rather the result of conscious, profit-driven decisions made by those news outlets so many of us have come to "trust."