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Learning from the right-wing media, Elizabeth Spiers is starting an 'Insurrection'

Media entrepreneur and journalist Elizabeth Spiers thinks the Trump presidency is offering America “the most expensive civics lesson” the country has “ever had to learn.” Catching up with Brian Stelter in this week’s “Reliable Sources” podcast, Spiers said she thinks Donald Trump is running his presidency in ways that are “completely unprecedented,” ways that are exposing “the limits of what the norms are for the executive office very quickly.” Spiers, an early member of the Gawker team and formerly the editor in chief of the New York Observer, which was ...

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Donald Trump taps right-wing echo chamber before presidential debate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sits with, from right, Paula Jones, Kathy Shelton, and Juanita Broaddrick, before the second presidential debate. When Donald Trump held a press conference with Bill Clinton’s accusers before Sunday night’s debate, he was dredging up decades-old stories that have been sustained by a far-right media echo-chamber that has been at war with the Clintons since the 1990s. Trump was also taking advantage of his close ties to the site that is now at the top of that echo-chamber. On Sunday morning, Breitbart News — whose ...

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