It’s a special post-election episode of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to assess the state of political punditry in the USA in the new era of Trump. Topics addressed include:
* The case study of Van Jones, from his “white lash” polemics on CNN election night to his stuttering defense on ABC News this week. What is the Van Jones problem and how can he do better?
* News and political opinion shows in general are in bad shape, stale, boring, clichéd. How can they be made better, we offer 10 exciting new ideas.
* We go “In the Bubble” with Bill Maher and his comments on HBO about his crying wolf in the past, but this time you can take his cries of fascism seriously. Can we???!
* Plus a personal anecdote about meeting Steve Bannon, and exclusive audio of Michael Medved’s new endorsement to remedy his butt hurt, Alleviation Dose.