Category Archives: Conspiracy Theories

Hillary Clinton and the Machinery of Republican Character Assassination — Podcast June 27, 2016

Assessing Hillary Clinton’s Record: How NOT To Do it. Democratic Perspective recalls the sad history of over-the-top Republican caricatures of Hillary Clinton. How a 25-year campaign of snobbery, misogyny, and carefully crafted disinformation has altered public perceptions of what, by any honest standard, is a solid record … Continue reading

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The State of the Union: A Study in Contrasts — Podcast January 18, 2016

President Obama vs. the Republican Mud-Wrestlers: Who’s Actually Worthy of Our Trust? Democratic Perspective reviews the state of the nation, and of our national politics. President Obama, in his State of the Union address, asks the American people to take seriously the issues … Continue reading

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Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi: Was There Ever Really Any There There? — Podcast October 26th, 2015

Eight Investigations, Fifty-Plus Meetings, and More Than Fourteen Million Dollars Later, What Do We Know? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson report on the outcome of the Benghazi frenzy in Congress. Was there ever any point to it other than to … Continue reading

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When Sedition Poses As Patriotism: Cliven Bundy and His Arizona Supporters — Podcast May 12, 2014

When It’s the Right Wing Pointing Guns at Federal Officials, Does That Make It Okay? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, with producer Gary LaMaster, ask why Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe and U.S. Representative Paul Gosar are so eager to support Cliven … Continue reading

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Benghazi: A Year of Propaganda, Lies, and Media Incompetence — Podcast November 11, 2013

Benghazi: Why It’s Still a Story, and Why We Still Can’t Get It Right.  Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson, Mike Cosentino, and Gary LaMaster discuss the September 11, 2012 attack on the American Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi, Libya, and its lingering effects … Continue reading

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Arizona LD6: Are Republicans Really Getting What They Voted For? — Podcast August 19, 2013

Conservative Extremism in Arizona’s Legislative District 6: Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson examine the legislative records and public statements of the Republican state legislators representing LD6: State Senator Chester Crandell, and State Representatives Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe. … Continue reading

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Agenda 21: A Look Under The Tinfoil Hats.

Over the past 40 years, the right wing has created a variety of conspiracy theories as proof that the federal government is out to get you. Many in the Tea Party believe that the Freemasons, beginning with our Founding Fathers, … Continue reading

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The Destructive Nature of Republican Lies.

On February 11, 2013, Democratic Perspective addressed some of the most insidious lies told by Republicans and their Tea Party allies, and the long-term effect of those lies. We began by revisiting the birthers. As you may remember, the issue … Continue reading

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Lies, Distortions, and Conspiracy Theories: the Impact on Politics and Civil Society — Podcast February 11, 2013

Lies, Distortions, and Conspiracy Theories: What They Really Cost Us. Gary LaMaster joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to analyze the systematic lying that undermines democratic decision-making, open public policy debates, and the trust which is fundamental to … Continue reading

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