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Jonah Goldberg: Media, Conservatives, And Problematic Technological Advances

Jonah Goldberg joins the Federalist Radio Hour to recount this week’s media freak-outs and the response to Donald Trump’s address to Congress.


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review and a fellow at AEI, discusses media incentives, ideological directions of the conservative movement, and the latest problematic outrages with the moon and artificial intelligence.

Reporters jumping to accusations of perjury over Senator Jeff Sessions interactions with the Russian Ambassador is this week’s newest trent in media freak-outs.  “The whole point of journalism properly understood is to present facts to the reader. Not elide over the facts so you can get the reader to draw certain conclusions,” Goldberg said.

After Elon Musk announced his plans to sell consumers on trips to the moon, concerns were expressed that this opened doors to dangerous moon rock catapults and more. “This idea was so holistically stupid, that to call in question to disagree with any part of it, any embedded premise, is to pay tribute the idiocy of it,” Goldberg said.

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