Matt Gertz is a Senior Fellow at Media Matters. He joined the organization in 2007 and served as its Research Director during the 2016 election cycle. He has written extensively on press coverage of politics and elections, as well as on media ethics and regulations. Matt holds a B.A. in political science from Columbia University. He is married to Washington Post opinion writer Alyssa Rosenberg.
August 17, 2017
Kamau and Hari dive deep into the events that stirred the nation this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of the largest white supremacist demonstrations in recent US history led to the death of anti-racist protester Heather Heyer and injured many others. Journalist/activist Spencer Sunshine explains the historical background of white supremacy groups in America and how they organize themselves today. We also hear from Media Matters senior fellow Matthew Gertz, community organizer Rosa Clemente, Pastor Michael McBride, and OUR LISTENERS. They all share how they’re processing this moment and taking action.
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- Spencer Sunshine (@transform6789) https://spencersunshine.com/publications/
- Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) https://www.mediamatters.org/authors/matt-gertz/51
- Rosa Clemente (@rosaclemente) http://rosaclemente.net
- Pastor Michael McBride (@pastormykmac) http://www.livefreeusa.org
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This episode is sponsored by Texture (www.texture.com/REACTIVE) and Michael Moore’s “The Terms of My Surrender.”