February 10, 2023

The Brookings Institute has released a massive study on the podcasting medium, and concluded that Steve Bannon's War Room Pandemic regurgitated the most false, misleading, and unsubstantiated statements in all the land.

The NY Times writes that Bannon has parlayed his stint as the "chief strategist for former President Donald J. Trump into a prominent role as a right-wing personality."

Researchers at Brookings downloaded and transcribed 36,603 podcast episodes from 79 political talk shows that had been released before Jan. 22, 2022. When researchers compared the shows’ transcripts against a list of keywords and common falsehoods identified by fact checkers, they found that nearly 20 percent of Mr. Bannon’s “War Room” episodes contained a false, misleading or unsubstantiated statement, more than shows by other conservatives like Glenn Beck and Charlie Kirk.

The NY Times also reports that conservative podcasts are 11 times more apt to spread misinformation and lies than any progressive podcaster.


Of course that scum-sucking weasel Charlie Kirk is right up there with the worst offenders.

I often dubbed Real America's Voice "the Sedition Podcast Network." It is littered with Trump-worshipping MAGA cultists who routinely hype lies and conspiracies that make QAnon look like amateurs.

Any reader of C&L knows this to be true. Just peruse our searchable archives for evidence backing up Brookings' findings.

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