INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Batya Ungar-Sargon.
Price and Ungar-Sargon take a look at the recent Don Lemon scandal around Nikki Halley and discover a larger problem of a different type of “fake news” where long time liberal journalists try to act as though they are moderate or moderates or even “objective”.
This month former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley found herself at the center of controversy after CNN anchor Don Lemon suggested that she was “past her prime” during a televised segment. Many viewers took issue with Lemon’s comment, arguing that it was ageist and disrespectful to women in positions of power. Haley herself pushed back on Twitter, calling out Lemon’s remark as “ridiculous” and emphasizing that she has no plans to retire anytime soon. The incident sparked a broader conversation about ageism and sexism in media, and highlighted the importance of treating all individuals, regardless of their age or gender, with dignity and respect.
According to Ungar-Sargon, the moral panic around race, encouraged by today’s elite newsrooms, does nothing but consolidate the power of liberal elites and protect their own economic interests. ‘In the process, the media has abandoned the working class and undermined American democracy,’ she concludes. Bad News explains how and why it happened, and the dangers posed by this trend if it continues unchecked.
“Batya Ungar-Sargon is the deputy opinion editor of Newsweek. Before that, she was the opinion editor of the Forward, the largest Jewish media outlet in America. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, the New York Review of Books Daily, and other publications. She has appeared numerous times on MSNBC, NBC, the Brian Lehrer Show, NPR, and at other media outlets. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.”