PODCAST: GLENN GREENWALD ON THE NEW COLD WAR
ALL THE constant hype about Russia, you’d think we were living in a
new Cold War. This week on Intercepted: Glenn Greenwald fills in for
Jeremy Scahill, and we take a deep dive into the origins and
evolution of the Trump-Russia story.
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson and
Glenn find something they can actually agree on (the Democratic
establishment’s Russia hysteria), but diverge on Tucker’s
coverage of immigration and crime. Glenn responds to stories by Peter
Beinart and Jeet Heer.
And Russian-American writer Masha Gessen
explains how conspiracy thinking is a mirror of the leaders we put in
power, and why it’s so tempting — and dangerous — to believe in
simplistic reasons for Trump’s election.