Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Mollie Hemingway explains the religious freedom bill vetoed in Georgia, John McCormack reports from the ground in Wisconsin, and Mary Katharine Ham interviews Charlie Sykes.
Despite being the first right mentioned in the First Amendment, religious freedom has become a controversial issue. “The media frequently characterize these pieces of legislation as anti-gay. They talk about them as discrimination,” Hemingway said. “They don’t understand the contours of religious freedom very well. They don’t understand the history so they just do a horrifically bad job of covering it.”
Later in the hour, Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist, interviewed the Wisconsin radio talk show host, Charlie Sykes, who made news this week after his interview with Donald Trump. Sykes explained why the conservative media in Wisconsin is different than the rest of the country.
“I’m honestly surprised why nobody had asked Donald Trump why he behaves likes a 12-year-old on the playground,” Sykes said. “In Wisconsin, Donald Trump is not going to have the air cover that he’s had from his fan boys in the national media, and I think that does change the dynamic of this primary.”