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Blaze of fire and fury | Trump insight or fiction? | Listening Post
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  Published: 1 week ago


On The Listening Post this week: Michael Wolff's fly-on-the-wall expose sets the White House scrambling and divides US media. Plus, the Egyptian talk show hosts humming Sisi's tune.

The book that shook the White House

As copies of Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House are flying off the shelves, we look at author Michael Wolff's approach to sourcing and the facts, as well as the American mainstream media's continued obsession with a spectacle they did much to create.


Pete Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review
John Ziegler, columnist, Mediaite
Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
Sarah Kendzior, writer

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Iran has faced its largest anti-government protests in nearly a decade, and social media is among the places where the fight is being fought.
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Spinning for Sisi: Egypt's talk show hosts

Egyptians call them "emperors", and every night millions tune in to watch them lecture, entertain and rant their way through hours of television output. We look at the talk show hosts on the front lines of Abdel Fattah El Sisi's government's propaganda efforts.


Marwan Kraidy, director, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication and author of The Naked Blogger of Cairo
Fatima El Issawi, senior lecturer in Journalism, University of Essex and author of Arab National Media and Political Change

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19 hours ago
This is amazing this is funny. Some of us have our eyes completely opened and see through all of this now just Google the prologue of Michael Wolf new book fire and fury it's interesting

6 days ago
Fun to see Capitalism taking on Capitalism.

7 days ago
and people actually believe the fanfiction author? Trump is far from a saint but the author is never a trustworthy man.

1 week ago
Michael Wolf should be put in prison immediately!

1 week ago
The one who published that book should be put in prison without further delay! Anti-American and anti-Government traitors must be punished harshly!

1 week ago
This is an INCREDIBLY biased presentation by Al Jazeera on Trump. I never thought of Al Jazeera as a friend of Trump and the far Right. I expected more from them.

1 week ago
Islamo-leftist propaganda!

1 week ago
Trump is not the problem, the people who put him there is. Trump can do what the people won't allow him to do. You have given him permission to behave this way. So look in the mirror because he is a reflection of you.

1 week ago
sounds like us media.

1 week ago
The book is nothing we didn't know or was predicted about Trump, the real story that should be a book is why Americans would elect Trump as their President. I guess you could say that Americans are "like smart" just like Trump.

1 week ago
Other countries have figured out the American way of journalism

1 week ago
Micheal wolf is a goof

1 week ago
Every book I've read on American politics has only ever offered insights. Never a solution. And by the way I'll say it. It's Dementia. Are we looking down on disabilities now? It happens, there's no shame in it. But it has to be dealt with. A President has to be in control, and aware of reality. Trump will soon, no longer have that capability.

1 week ago
Wonderful that the truth about this orange biggot has been revealed

1 week ago
Worst book of the century

1 week ago
It will not end well truer words have never been said

1 week ago
Early Dementia was Reagan´s problem and He abused Latin American countries created immigration north. They called Reagan the "butcher of Central America." So what do you expect now??

1 week ago
RELAX this is how America makes money off the public mindlessness, "remember never give a sucker an even break" is Trump´s Policy.

1 week ago
No Thanks.

1 week ago
Im starting to beleave what that book got to say about trump. Its telling the truth about mr D Trump

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